|an impressive space
|exquisite use of date palm fronds
|industrial looking ceiling
|handed down from mother to daughter
|a traditional form of weaving
|practiced by Bedouin women
|used to adorn all types of women’s clothes
The crafts represented in House of Artisans celebrate the creative and artistic relationship between the people of the United Arab Emirates and the locally available natural resources. Within the diverse landscapes of the UAE- from the desert, to the oases, to the coast and sea- artisans have developed skills to meet functional and economic needs.
|traditional Emirati fashion
|adorned with talli
|a selection of Khoos crafts
|the weaving or braiding together of date palm fronds
|Brendan loves all things psychedelic
|creative artistic expressions & aesthetics
|a weaving wall
|we have no idea?
The crafts made through these skills show a creative artistic expressions and aesthetics. Shared from generation to generation, they preserve not only the practical skills but also the shared social values associated with Emirati identity.
|fashion accessories of yesteryear
|we found this store fascinating
|Qasr al Hosn, shrunken down and cute-tified
|does it still shoto?
|modern twist on the Khoos
|even up in the air
|we've got to get us a set of these chairs
The Bait Al Gahwa coffee house allows visitors to experience the traditional form of preparing and serving Arabian coffee. Here free locally brewed coffee is served and be sure to shake your cup from side to side when you are done else it will continually be refilled!
|to experience a 'Stone Henge' moment
|our favourite 'sail-boat' building
|an older glass structure
|a parting shot of Qasr al Hosn
|with the Trade Towers standing guard
By the time we were done here it was already past 4.30pm, and we made our way to fetch Ginny from work.