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Atharna x Brownbook

Our collaboration with Brownbook enables us to dive deeper into the worlds of heritage, craft and culture and present you with a range of archive and exclusive features to broaden your  knowledge and open your perspective to the great diversity of the Middle East. 

The Atharna x Brownbook collaboration emerged from a place of shared ideals and the belief  that a new narrative needs to be told about the culture and heritage of the Middle East. We are so honoured to work with people who embody the same values as we do and hope that you find the fruit of our collaboration as insightful and interesting as we do.

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Pottery Making in Lebanon

In Lebanon’s Chouf Mountains, one of the earliest crafts in the world is in the hands of ceramic artisans.

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Lebanon’s Glass Artisans

In the workshop of Lebanon’s last remaining glass artisans, the Khalifeh family continue the ancient craft of glassblowing.

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Olive Wood Carving in Bethlehem

In the Zacharia brothers’ Bethlehem workshop, a fourth and fifth generation of craftspeople continue a family tradition of carving olive wood

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Pearl Diving in Kuwait

Kuwait ethnomusicologist Ghaz Al-Mulaifi reveals the pearls and music gems beneath the surface of the Arabian Gulf.

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Maison Francis Papazian

Time stands still with the last watchmakers of Cairo.

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Warriors Dance in Riyadh

Cut from the same cloth as Bedouin war rituals, Saudi Arabia's ardha remains a dance of king and kin.

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