Manel & Selim
Kahena is the project of Selim and Manel, a couple in love with crafts and their country, Tunisia. Through their project, they make us discover the particularities of the know-how of the different regions of Tunisia. The fouta, this towel with multiple uses, was their starting point. They propose to us the fouta in several declinations, conceived of various techniques and by various craftsmen.
The project started in Tunisia, a little before they left the country to settle in Canada. Over time, the project became a family project. Several members of the family became involved, especially to facilitate communication with the artisans and thus allow the company to continue its operations between Tunisia and Canada.
Here, Manel is in charge of the artistic direction of the photos of the objects, realizes decorative stagings during the events. Selim takes care of communication, marketing, and sales. Both are passionate and have a desire to share the beauty of Tunisian craftsmanship. Kahena, a boutique based in Montreal, offers fouta, linen scarves, pareos, carpets, and other decorative accessories that make us dream of Tunisia.