The IBELIV crochet technique
AN ANCESTRAL KNOW-HOW
While the origin of crochet is uncertain, the first known crocheted works date back to the late Middle Ages. Its arrival in Madagascar coincides with that of the first missionaries. First taught in convents, it was then transmitted from generation to generation, creating unique know-how anchored in the DNA of the island.
"Our mission is to preserve this know-how and bring it to excellence while adding a contemporary touch."
A UNIQUE TOOL
The hook is a large needle with a notch through which the raffia fibers are threaded, and with the raffia thread and hook in hand, stitch after stitch, the craftsman sees the magic of a work of art imprinted with his own soul.Drawing on this know-how, IBELIV is committed to perpetuating the transmission of this ancestral art and enhancing its value.
AN INFINITY OF EXPRESSIONS
This craft allows her to develop her self-esteem, because while it requires passion, patience and dexterity, it offers her the gratification of making a unique object with her own hands.
Moreover, it's a craft that's akin to art, since crochet can be handled and given infinite expression. IBELIV has chosen to select a number of stitch techniques to adapt to its creations and master them perfectly.
The simplicity and regularity of the stitches magnify the raffia and also allow the craftsman to flourish.
EACH IBELIV CREATION BEARS THE NAME OF THE WOMAN WHO CROCHETED IT. A SIGNATURE THAT GUARANTEES THE ORIGINALITY OF THE PIECE AND PROVIDES A SOCIAL LINK BETWEEN THE ARTISAN AND THE WEARER.