My favorite dish

My favorite dish is “Rfissa”Rfissa is a Moroccan Berber culinary dish, made with msemmen (Maghrebian pancake), a broth of onions, ginger, coriander, saffron, ras el hanout and the essential fenugreek (tifiḍas in the language chleuh) which gives it its flavor. It is accompanied by pigeon, but this meat can be replaced by chicken. This dish …

I miss my Tamazight

It’s been almost two years that I didnt see it again, that I didn’t see my village.The gigantic, arid and hunchbacked landscapes, where a few cacti appear, the smell of the hot and sandy wind, the sleepless nights playing music on the roof, the giggles with my cousins ​​and my aunts, the animals, in particular …

Henna on the hand

For centuries, Berber women have coated their hands with henna, a marker for festive moments that are both traditional and religious. It is a symbol of inescapable embellishment that popular common sense likes to recall in the form of a well-known saying: “Put on henna, and God will have mercy on you“. My story with …

My daily adornment

I am proud of my origins, and I love the jewelry of my community.When I go shopping, I go to class, to friends, large and small occasions I wear this jewelry daily. These are valuable jewels, which have been very expensive. The necklace and earrings were given to me by my parents in a jewelry …

The Shilha language

Shilha or “Tachelhit” is the Berber language spoken by the Moroccan Chleuhs. It is in fact the most important Berber dialect of Morocco but also of the Berber world. Moreover, the chleuh covers a fairly considerable geographical area: the south-western part of the High Atlas, the Anti-Atlas and the Souss. I am of Shilha origin, …

The Shilha crown

The Shilha crown is a real splendor, it accompanies the outfits of the women of the region of souss on special occasions. It is a jewel that is worn over a veil and that turns any woman into a true Amazigh princess. It is very important to choose the correct shape and size of the …

Argan Oil

For centuries, the hands of Berber women have produced an oil that is unique in the world, thanks to its virtues, this oil has spread beyond Moroccan borders. It’s nicknamed White Gold.Argan oil has transformed the lives of Berber peasants, it’s transported all over the world.This economic miracle is the fruit of a tree, the …

The Alum Stone

The Alum stone is a stone that I particularly like, although it’s not an essential in the beauty rituals of Berber women, it still has exceptional properties that it would be too bad to deprive of it. Indeed, it has great virtues such as that of tightening the pores or relieving the joints. How do …

The city of agadir

Sweet, heavenly, city of water and desert. This is the city of Agadir, the city where I come from.I am not from Agadir itself, because I have always lived in France. However my ancestors come from this city and its horizons. I have the opportunity to go there several times a year and to rejuvenate …

Beauty is also internal

Berber women don’t only aim for exterior beauty, the interior remains the most important. The values that make Berber women beautiful:Courage: It is the inner commitment to pursue a real goal, without ever losing hope.Perseverance: continuing to pursue a goal until it is achieved.Gratitude: sincere gratitude for the blessings we have.Tenderness: it is that inner …