Al Ghadeer Emirati Crafts – a prominent non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering women artisans through traditional crafts and skills development.
Showcasing for the first time outside the United Arab Emirates, it launched the Tirhal (‘journey’) Collection of five sculptural benches woven by 16 Bedouin women using traditional Al Sadu weaving techniques from sustainable materials.
The Tirhal Collection was conceptualised by Lithuanian-born textile designer Loreta Bilinskaite-Monie. It is a tribute to traditional Emirati design brought to life with contemporary aesthetics, encapsulating the journey from ancient tribal roots to modern innovative society.
Image: Tirhal Collection London Design Fair 2023, Al Ghadeer Emirati Crafts © Mark Cocksedge. Image above: Tirhal Collection by Al Ghadeer Emirati Crafts.
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