Artist Profiles

Artist:

Lhoucine Taous

Region:

Africa

Country:

Morocco

Media/General:

Metalwork

Year(s) Attended:

Arlington: 2017, 2018
Santa Fe: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

About:

Lhoucine is the president of the Azlag Dagger Cooperative and represents 70 artisans — the only group of its kind — following a tradition of handcrafted designs, which have been influenced by the mix of cultures in this North African kingdom. Dagger making has over 700 years of history with the Amazigh, or Berbers, in Southern Morocco. The beautifully handcrafted daggers are made from various metals, woods, animal bones, skins and plants that are used to naturally dye the handles.