Khamsa Jewelry
The Khamsa, a hand shaped amulet is a symbol of peace and protection in many cultures including Islam and Judaism. The word Khamsa means five in Arabic, for the five fingers on the hand of Muhammad’s daughter Fatima Zahra. Colorful, wooden Khamissa (plural) are often seen hanging next to the front door of a Moroccan home to ward off evil and bring ‘baraka’ and good energy to the home. Inspired by this ancient and universal representation of peace we designed our Holiday 2013 handcrafted jewelry around this symbol and you will find silver, wood, enameled, and vintage khamsa necklaces online and in our shops this season.

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Khamsa Necklaces from $55-$210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casablanca Clutch Poppy
The Casablanca Clutch is a signature piece of the Holiday 2013 Collection. It is a Jaquard fabric clutch with a leather handle and our signature custom silver Damascus hardware. This bag is stylish by day or by night. Limited edition fabrics change seasonally.

From the Holiday 2013 Collection, Color: Poppy $88

From the Holiday 2013 Collection, Color: Poppy $88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Leather Messenger
The leather Messenger is a new item for 2013. This variation on the classic messenger bag is made with plush leather, wool-cotton tweed linings, back snap pocket, magnetic closure, and tassel detail. The strap can be worn long for when you have your hands full or doubled. Available in assorted colors.

Handmade with love in Morocco. $240

Handmade with love in Morocco. $240


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cleo Wood Collection
The Cleo Collection is made with reclaimed olive and walnut wood and was inspired by Berber etching and the henna designs of North Africa. Incorporating mixed metals and hand riveting, this collection is an original design by Mushmina’s creative director, Katie O’Neill. The Cleo Collection was a collaboration with Morocco’s Green Sahara Furniture, a sustainable company that produces collections using reclaimed wood from Morocco. http://www.greensaharafurniture.com/

Earrings and necklaces from $50-$210

Earrings and necklaces from $50-$210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO SHOP:
http://www.mushmina.com/

Grand Central Holiday Fair
Where: NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall. 42nd Street and Park Ave.
When: Nov 18-Dec 24th.  Daily 10am-8pm, 11am-7pm Sundays.

Mushmina Flagship Store
1540 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Tel: 215-732-5500

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The 2013 holiday season marks not only the third consecutive year that Mushmina will be at the Grand Central Holiday Fair but it’s also the close of Grand Central Terminal’s spectacular yearlong Centennial celebration. The Terminal said hello to the world in 1913 and although it may be 100 years old, it shows no signs of aging. It remains a constantly active travel center, meeting place and destination for the 750,000 New Yorkers, commuters and tourists who pass through every day.

The Holiday Fair started at the terminal in 2000 and quickly became a New York City tradition. In this Centennial year the market celebrates its 14th annual appearance at Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall and features 76 unique vendors. Like New York City, the Holiday Fair changes every year and 2013 is no exception. There are 21 vendors new to the fair this holiday season.

Entrance to the city’s only indoor holiday fair is highly competitive and by no means guaranteed to vendors who have had a presence in previous years. Vendors are expected to keep up with a pace and cutting edge style that is equal to New York and must go through an application process to show they have what it takes to make it in one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Each vendor must submit photos of their new collection and then cross their fingers until July when acceptance decisions are made. Grand Central jurors are looking for items that are made by craftspeople in the USA or have a socially responsible mission and global appeal. They carefully curate the Holiday Fair collection so New Yorkers have a broad and beautiful selection of unique gift items.

Mushmina will be at Booth #67 until 6pm on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Stop by and see this year’s collection, which includes new leather messenger bags, colorful handloom scarves, Mushmina’s iconic fabric bags, Berber and Tuareg jewelry and photography from Morocco.

See you there!

Katie wraps up a sale

Katie wraps up a sale

A wonderland of colorful, hand-woven scarves

A wonderland of colorful, hand-woven scarves

Katie shows Heather the new iPad system.

Katie shows Heather the new iPad system.

Two happy customers, sisters Abby and Amy

Two happy customers, sisters Abby and Amy

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