Middle East

Middle East

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The Middle East is a rich trove of traditional craft and contemporary design. Create Day showcases the region’s storied history in textiles, ceramics and illuminated manuscripts, as well as the creatives forging paths entirely of their own making.

Watch a masterclass in illuminated lettering by the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Art, or learn how Turquoise Mountain helps ensure craftsmanship in war-torn countries survives by creating economic opportunities for makers in Afghanistan, Syria and beyond.

In Dubai, Tashkeel nurtures emerging creatives, bringing together contemporary aesthetics with traditional regional crafts to create an evolving range of limited-edition furniture and lighting – inspired by, designed and manufactured in the UAE.

Esna Su

Abdalla Almulla

Lina Ghalib

Yara Habib

Turquoise Mountain

Lazo Studios

Nada Debs – Livestream