La Collana. The necklace.

My great-grandmother visited Venice in the 40`s and bought two Murano necklaces. I meet Mulay, a black glassblower from Senegal who migrated to Italy and learned the trade from the island of Murano. This tradition of glass blowing is usually taught inside the family and kept very secret. We meet several times and I interview him. We talk about language, tourism, xenophobia, immigration laws,family, art, and traditions. From this conversations I design a necklace for my mother. Mulay then creates the beads for the necklace following my instructions. These beads are taken to Mexico by my best friend and my mother joints the old and the new murano into a single piece ; La Collana.