the occasion of our great artistic collaborator Malcolm de Chazal
our Craftspeople set up a Mini Remembrance Expo with some of the
hand-silkscreened textiles, our tapestry weavings and our exclusive
potteries made from Chazal designs.
n addition, a few original Chazal Paintings were also displayed
thanks to the courtesy of Art Collectors.
All visitors were enchanted with the spectacular use Chazal makes
of the Mauritian bright "couleur locale".
be noted that Chazal studied Agro engineering at Baton Rouge USA before
becoming a famous philosopher, writer and painter with a colourful
and ecological flair.
We had lovely news in September we received the
invitation to the wedding of Soraya daughter of dear Raja Fuziah,
a friend from the days when Raja Fuziah binti Raja Tun Uda and
Helena Langlois were very active as executive Board Members of
the World Crafts Council - WCC.
ot being able to attend the beautiful wedding ceremony in Kuala
Lumpur Helena ventured to suggest that the young couple fly out
on honeymoon to Mauritius to enjoy our Tropical Island beaches.
few weeks later we had the immense pleasure of having the company
of the young couple. They spent a few hours visiting our SPES
Vocational & Multimedia Training Centre.
was great to hear all the Malaysia news and we were delighted
to learn that they too are involved in computer work and commercial
project design. Soon after Fuziah emailed the bright idea of trying
to organise a Crafts Workshop between our friendly countries,
perhaps in 2004...
rest of the day was spent touring and went to the Waterfront Cultural
and Shopping Complex and also relaxed enjoying a Mauritian Briani
with giant "camarons" - a local delicious fresh water
left to right: Myriam, Helena, Soraya and Azlan