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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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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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Janbiya Dagger Making in Najran

Worn as proud adornments, janbiya daggers are a rite of passage in Saudi Arabia’s Najran.

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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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Watch: The Sleysla Centre

The Sleysla Centre's mission is to transfer heritage artisan skills down to younger generations to create sustainable incomes and retain local craft.

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Maison Francis Papazian

Time stands still with the last watchmakers of Cairo.

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