Ombre Claire is a brand of silver, vermeil and gold jewellery. Aude Durou, the designer, has multiple sources of inspiration from her journeys, shapes she gives to Touaregs craftmen so that they can create the collections. Men hammer metals with forge, women embroider leather tassels. In the middle of the Sahara desert, collections are created. Beyond the social project that jewels creation in Niger represents, this work first and foremost weaves different cultures together with a common horizon. There's a mixture of different universes, Inuits, Japanese or Mexican patterns, children stories are mixed with the original oral Touared tradition. The aim is to confuse, to forget where the jewels comes from, to imagine your own story and thus mix your knowledge with your dreams. This shouldn't be formal, the jewels don't want to be too precious, they're here to evolve as we do, and to call images to our minds.
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