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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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Watch: Date Harvest in Najran

Completing the traditional date harvest with the least amount of technology ensures the craft of the harvest with time.

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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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Date Harvesting in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Dates, once an essential lifeline for people in the Arabian Peninsula, remain a much-loved culinary treasure.

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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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Arabian Cartography in Riyadh

A collection of maps in Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Public Library preserves how the world was seen in the past.

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Indigo dyeing with Safi Crafts, Jordan

A tiny Jordanian village still preserves the millennia-old practice of making ‘blue gold’.

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