Orlane Lacaze, art craftswoman, is a Frenchwoman who has been living in Mauritius since a few years now. Artist at heart, Orlane uses her long fingers and talent to summon original crochet creations. Orlane conjures one’s emotions and piques one’s interest with her coloured and unique creations which take shape as knots, crochet and macramé, made of common, mixed or unexpected materials, resulting in original or inspired forms. As far as possible, the products are issued from materials manufactured on the island, thereby making the whole experience eco-friendly and turning the products into novel, refined and authentically Mauritian ones. Carpet, footrests, plaids, bed throws, dreamcatchers, paintings, ceiling light fittings … a whole, slightly fairylike, and light universe which equips and livens a room. Orlane also volunteered to train unemployed women living in underprivileged areas of Black River: this step appears only natural to her considering all that she has received from Mauritius. She has set on a project which she wanted to embark upon since a while now: “to dress” the filaos of the bay with crochet. Thus, ditching her magic broom for a ladder, she hung some of her creations around the trees. During your next visit to the bay, remember to go admire her work: it is a form of beach art, beautiful and free: truly fitting the artistic spirit of Tamarin!
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