Traditional Crafts of the Muslim World

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  • From the Hand of Man

    A visually lyrical short documentary which explores the latest artistic project by traditional Indian craftsmen directed by Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites. The film captures the process of inlaying Arabic carving from lapis then highlighting it with gold-leaf, which when assembled together create in...

  • Turkish Iznik

    As industrialisation has taken hold in the world, traditional arts and handicrafts are gradually disappearing. However, there are still master craftsmen and women keeping various traditional crafts alive.

    Iznik pottery, or Iznik ware, named after the town of İznik in western Anatolia where it i...

  • Ghali, Patterns of Persia

    In the east northern part of Iran ina village named Dovidokh, all the women earn a living and support their families by knotting and weaving traditional Turkmen carpets with beautiful and colorful patterns.

  • Sindhi Ajrakh

    Traditionally, Ajrak is the name of a block printed cloth with deep crimson red and indigo blue background, bearing symmetrical patterns with interspersed unprinted sparkling white motifs. An ancient craft, the history of the Ajrak can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley that ...

  • Rajistani Razai

    An insight into the making of a luxury craft quilt and what distinguishes it and makes it unique and valuable.

    Cultural traditions keep us rooted and preserve wisdom through the ages. It is our responsibility to keep them alive and share the legacy with future generations.

    Encouraging quality c...

  • Children of Wool - Berber Rug Weavers of Morocco

    Shot on location in a very remote part of southern Morocco, this short film looks into the amazing craftsmanship and dedication of the Berber rug weavers in the region.

    These incredibly talented people are part of an ancient tradition that still employs centuries-old techniques to produce beauti...

  • Turkish Ebru (Paper Marbling)

    The traditional art of Turkish Ebru - paper marbling by Seyit Uygur

  • Kashmiri Pashmina

    Pascha Brunello is a purveyor of finest quality clothing and accessories. It specializes in pashmina, cashmere and merino wool. The brand is deeply devoted to artisanry and technique and treasures the heritage and provenance of its product.

    The history of pashmina spans over centuries. Pashmina ...