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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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Palestinian Embroidery

In Lebanon’s refugee camps, embroidery artisans stitch stories made in Palestine.

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Omani Frankincense

In Oman's south, a unique climate enables the rare frankincense to thrive, placing the region at the centre of this aromatic trade.

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Philately House

A museum and clubhouse for Emirati stamp enthusiasts based in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district.

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Basket Weaving in Lebanon

In northern Lebanon, two small family enterprises continue the craft of hand weaving baskets from locally-sourced bamboo.

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Mother-of-Pearl in Bethlehem

With precision and attention to detail, Bethlehem’s nacre artisans carve religious relics from oyster shells, a craft that has become synonymous with the city.

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Balian Tiles in East Jerusalem

Starting with a handful of Armenian families who came to Palestine in the early 20th century, hand-painted ceramic tiles are now a rooted craft tradition.

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