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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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Mubkhar in Kuwait

Kuwait’s traditional incense burner takes new, contemporary, forms.

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Palm Leaf Weaving in Jeddah

"These days few youth know how to do it, so we are trying to revive it." In Jeddah, artisans turn a traditional craft into contemporary designs.

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Q&A: Lina Saleh, ShamsArd

The Palestinian architecture collective on the Moon House – a home in Jericho made with the traditional mud building technique.

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Sara Ouhaddou

Very superstitious: a designer slows down by trading her Paris office for Morocco's village life

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Miswak, Natural Toothbrushes in Saudi Arabia

Natural toothbrushes made from the roots and branches of the arak tree are the preferred way to clean teeth across Saudi Arabia.

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Jeddah’s Historical Al Balad Neighbourhood

Saudi Arabia is home to one of the world’s most precious architectural gems, built with coral and hand carved wood.

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