House of Artisans

The crafts represented in House of Artisans celebrate the creative and artistic relationship between the people of the United Arab Emirates and the locally available natural resources.

Within the diverse landscapes of the UAE – from the desert, to the oases, to the coast and sea – artisans have developed skills to meet functional and economic needs. The crafts made through these skills show a creative artistic expressions and aesthetics. Shared from generation to generation, they preserve not only the practical skills but also the shared social values associated with Emirati identity.
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