Global Village .. East and West Treasures adorn all wings

A wide range of arts offered by Global Village, the first family destination for shopping and entertainment, as it takes the visitor on board the pavilions of the countries to the creations of different places, whether in sculpture and painting, or even to the creations of the world. accessories and precious stones.

Between the corridors of the pavilions and its various corners, areas dedicated to works of art that reflect cultures from around the world and highlight the civilizations of peoples from East and West, as the owners of these creations tend to participate in the global village . seasons each year, so that the destination turns into a station that gives them the opportunity to present their art to visitors looking for distinct pieces and arts that delight the eye and delight them with refined tastes.

traditional arts

Of wood and copper, you will be amazed by a group of carvings that embody faces, bodies and animals in the African pavilion, and the colors of carved wood intersect with curves and curves between black and brown, as well as faces made of copper and wood, while Senegalese Serensar Mbaye sits in his chair and works on cutting and polishing carved wood.

Mbaye said of the sculptures he brings to the global village: “Senegal is famous for the art of wood carving, which is one of the traditional arts that the elderly still preserve, but is limited in popularity among the young. This type of sculpture is a legacy in Senegal.

Embai has not been absent from Global Village since 2015 and this participation comes with an inner desire to introduce Senegalese culture to the world as he discovered that Global Village is an opportunity not offered elsewhere as it welcomes visitors. of all nationalities.

He explained that “the sculptures he exhibits attract many people from different countries, especially from the United Arab Emirates, India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Iran.” Regarding these masterpieces of different sizes, he showed that they can be treated as complementary pieces of home furniture, as they are suitable for creating decorations, either inside or outside the house, emphasizing the importance of not leaving them directly exposed. in the sun. not to damage the wood due to heat or high humidity.

A single piece that is produced entirely by hand can take continuous working days of carving, polishing and treating the wood after the carving is completed, in order to maintain its luster for life, according to Mbaye, who added: “These sculptures do not require special care, but sometimes wood needs polishing to give it a smooth and distinctive finish. ” In addition to wood carvings, Embai features a group of wooden and copper faces, noting that it has become less present in his country because it requires high efficiency in industry and design, as it relies on copper and not just wood. . noting that they sculpt all shapes and faces in a realistic and abstract way, as well as all kinds of animals through this art.

covered with gold

For his part, Indian Parad Raichura, the founder of Visruti Accessories, travels to Dubai every year, especially to attend the Global Village season, and then returns to his country to produce new collections of accessories.

“The designs we offer are divided into two parts: contemporary designs desired by women of different nationalities and ages, as well as Arabic designs, which are specifically required by specific nationalities and are often required for specific celebrations,” Raichora told Emirates Today. He explained that “the designs are all made of silver plated silver, so their color does not change and this is what has created trust between him and the clients who visit him every year since his first participation in the village 20 years before. “

He added, “Traditional accessories are very popular and sought after, especially those made of artificial pearls, which are popular with many Gulf and Arab nationalities.”

In addition to Arabic flavor, Raichora offers some pieces that have Indian features, and they vary between bracelets and earrings, or even pieces that are used to decorate hair. The Indian manufacturer, who has been participating in Global Village for two decades, confirmed that during those years, he found a unique market in the region and built a solid base with customers, and today he places his group in two stores in the Pavilion Indian.

Precious stones

Between the colors of the gemstones and the aesthetics of their shapes, Muhammad Abdullah, from the “Sinbad Treasures” store, offers accessories made of gemstones that highlight the Yemeni heritage. The patterns she displays hold famous Yemeni stones, including agate, which is the most famous gemstone in that country, because of the positive energy it carries to people.

Muhammad explained that “Yemeni agate is extracted from Mount Anas, in addition to a wide range of stones that are characterized by the transfer of many positive energies, including colored blood stone that is extracted from the mountain itself, and also carries good energy.”

The Yemeni manufacturer offers stones in various designs, some of which come in the form of pools or rings and contracts, noting that after the end of the village season he returns to his country in order to collect stones and start developing . new designs to build sets that can be introduced next season in the village.

Regarding the most prominent Yemeni stones, Muhammad said: “Agate is the first stone in Yemen, along with amber, which is the second most prominent stone in our country. For those who can not afford to pay the price of the stone . ”

Mohammed, who has wanted to take part in the village’s world seasons for 11 years, confirmed that he will take part in the coming years, given the success the destination offers.

6 months to prepare

Manufacturers and business owners confirmed to Emirates Today that they are going to the Global Village to present works of art they have been preparing for many months, describing the famous family destination as a prominent station for them to present their creations. diverse.

They added that after the end of the village season, they are working to return to their places, as they have started preparing the sculptural works and sets of accessories that will be presented in the next season. They stressed that this market stimulates creativity and offers everything that is distinctive, given the multinationality of guests and visitors and the variety of their requirements.

• A wide range of arts offered by the famous destination, as it accompanies the visitor in the creativity of the places and cultures of their people.

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