Middle East

Middle East

10:00, 11:00 BST12:00, 13:00 EEST

The Middle East is a rich trove of traditional craft and contemporary design. Their Create Day videos showcase the region’s storied history in textiles, ceramics and illuminated manuscripts, as well as the creatives forging paths entirely of their own making – such as prominent Lebanese graphic designer Rana Salam, industrial designers Karen Chekerdjian and Sayar & Garibeh, and fine jewellery designer Cynthia Raffoul.

Watch a livestream of illuminated lettering by the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Art, or learn how ISHKAR helps ensure craftsmanship in war-torn countries survives by creating economic opportunities for makers in Afghanistan, Lebanon and beyond.

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Naseer Yasna Mansouri

Michel Kabbany

Rue Kothari

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Esna Su

Sayar & Garibeh

Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council