Siba Sahabi has fashioned an exquisite Moroccan tea set out of paper which was inspired by the 'tea dance' of colonial days gone by.
‘Tea Dance’ refers to Western interpretations of Eastern customs. In polite Moroccan society, ladies were asked to perform dances to amuse guests who had been invited for tea. French colonial families adopted the idea, and a gentle waltz around the tea table became the fashion. The ritual then travelled from Africa to Paris, and London followed by America. The ‘tea dance’ grew in popularity during the 1920's and 30's.
The ‘Tea Dance’ collection is made out of paper strips, using a slow and rhythmic technique that involves cutting, folding, rolling and gluing. This technique results in pots, bowls and glasses that imply movement.