J a i m a

The Jaima is a tent where the nomadic Saharaui people live. Nowadays, in the refugee camps of the western Sahara, the Jaima is used as a part of the house where the family spends time together, where their ritual of tea is celebrated and it is also the place where the guests are received. In 1976, when the Saharaui people started the long trip to the east due to the Maroccan invasion of their lands, at the beginning the Jaimas were build with the Melfas (coloured clothing used by the saharauis women to dress up).

This Jaima was made with the collaboration of Suheia Chej, Beita Chej, Salma Brahim,Cadiha Ali, Suheia Brahim, Sofia Ali, Mane Selk, Beika Hmudi and Meile Mojtar in the Bojador Saharaui refugee camp, Bojador the context of ARTifariti International Art and Human Rights, Meeting in western Sahara 2014.

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