Siham Achari Berrada (MA)
AL Hayek

My aim doing this project is to pay tribute to Moroccan women by highlighting a

traditional dress called “AL Hayek” which is no longer used in Morocco.

My inspiration came from a postcard picture dated 1951. I like it a lot since it

precisely depicts a woman dressed in her Hayek, which is representative of the

identity of Moroccan woman of her time. With visible eyes, covered face and

body, it symbolizes feminine, in a time where it was hard to recognize the social

class from dressing style.