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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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Al-Khayamiya, Cairo's Tentmaking Street

Through centuries, the artisans of Al-Khayamiya in Islamic Cairo have continued to develop their trade, without giving up its traditions.


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UAE’s Traditional Gahwa Ceremony

The perfect art of pouring a cup of coffee.

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Bsous Silk Museum in Lebanon

In honour of Lebanon’s former silk production industry, a museum in the mountains is dedicated to telling the story of the delicate craft.

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Calligraphy in the UAE

A new generation is carrying on the tradition and wealth of decorative Arabic handwriting.

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Bahrain’s Al Naqda Needlework

Through tiny golden stitches, one of Bahrain’s oldest craft traditions is maintained.

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Oman’s Silversmiths

Meet the last silversmith in the market of Nizwa, Oman’s ancient oasis town.

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