“Irthi” launches “The Carpet Collection” in Milan, inspired by Emirati motifs

The Namaa Council for Contemporary Crafts, affiliated with Namaa for the Advancement of Women, launched Emirati-inspired “carpet collection” and Pakistani carpet weaving, implemented by 100 refugee artisan women displaced from Pakistan and Afghanistan, in collaboration with the United Nations. Commissioner for Refugees In the presence of Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah and Reem bin Karam, Director of Namaa for the Advancement of Women, during the participation of the Council as the only official Arab Body, in the session of this year of “Milan Design Week”, the most prominent international event in the field of design, which will take place from June 7-12.
The new collection, consisting of unique and exclusive designs to highlight the global visual aesthetics of its handmade pieces in a contemporary and innovative way, was presented at the Campi Auction House in Milan, where it embodies the success of the Council and UNHCR in activating the role. of women in conflict-affected areas, and its improvement and advancement by During crafts, 70 Afghan women and 30 Pakistanis displaced from the Quetta refugee complex in Pakistan implemented unique designs presented by the designers of the Irthi Majlis, which reflect the richness of Emirati culture and its ancient artisanal heritage, using techniques of integrating luxury yarns into carpet production.
The new multicultural collection aligns with the council’s vision to support the continuity of traditional crafts and contemporary textiles in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia, establishing a close relationship between rural artisans and urban markets in which products their have appeared.
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Reem bin Karam, Director of Nama Women’s Advancement, said: “In accordance with the vision and guidance of His Highness’s wife’s Sharjah Ruler, Her Highness Sheikh Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of Namaa for the Advancement of Women, Carpet Group sheds light on the difficult conditions faced by refugees and displaced persons. In crisis-affected areas it provides them with support through the traditional craft industry, which provides a permanent source of income to improve their reality and the reality of societies. of them. . ”
Noriko Yoshida, the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan, said the project presented by “My Heritage” has several advantages, as it is not limited to increasing the income of artisan women, but also contributes to protection. of women and girls, and to strengthen social cohesion between refugees and host communities in Pakistan. Through this project, the skills of artisan refugee women and artisan women from the host communities who specialize in carpet weaving to meet the highest standards international and implement The unique designs presented by Irthi Mejlis designers have been improved.
She added that the group has had great interest in local and international markets, as products produced by refugee artisan women and their counterparts from host communities were distinguished for their design aesthetics and high quality and provided them with a stable income. and the ability to market their creative and innovative products.
Decorations from the Emirates with Pakistani techniques
The “Carpet Collection”, which combines Emirati designs inspired by Emirati culture and Pakistani carpet weaving techniques, is part of the “My Heritage Series”, which aims to add a touch of sophistication and distinctive detail to which are sung by luxury handicrafts. in parts of the house.
Designed by Eman Al Rahma, the collection includes “Abu Led Blue” rugs made from New Zealand wool hand-dyed in blue and black, loom woven using Pakistani techniques and inspired by saifa motifs and designs of the Emirates. “Al-Led” in the Emirati dialect means the top or edge mentioned when knitting palm leaves, which is characterized by different shades of color at the edges of the knitting motifs.
The collection also includes Weh al-Bayt blue and gray rugs, made from hand-dyed Iranian silk and also woven into the loom using Pakistani techniques, inspired by the Emirates ’ancient door decorations.
The collection includes “Faya Green” carpets, inspired by the Jabal Al Faya terrain in the central region of the Emirate of Sharjah, which is designed using hand-dyed Iranian silk and loom woven using Pakistani techniques, and inspired by the Emirates . Al Faya mountain terrain and carpets are available in blue.
Irthi Contemporary Craft Council pays great attention to different groups and aims to empower them economically and socially through handicrafts in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. A young and empowered generation of stylists, artists, artisans and artisans, enhancing their technical skills through activities that combine traditional and contemporary crafts.

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