Get a chance to create your own bracelet that can be scented with your favourite fragrance! Inspired by the tradition of the Tarboosh, Artist Loreta collaborated with Emirati craftswomen to create this bracelet using the traditional technique of tassel making. The bracelets are made of 100% cotton and can be hand-washed and perfumed to be used as a scent diffuser and an Emirati-inspired fashion accessory.

Have you ever wondered what the tie-like tassel hanging at the neck of the Emirati men’s Kandura was? The Tassel, or Tarboosh as it is known locally, is part of a beautiful tradition dating back to when the nomadic Bedouins traveled across the deserts of Arabia. Wives and mothers would create Tarabeech, the plural of Tarboosh, to serve as fragrant diffusers, dipped in perfume, so that their husbands and sons would have a beautiful scent around them that reminded them of home.

To preserve this wonderful piece of our heritage, Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts has collaborated with Loreta Bilinskaite- Monie, a Lithuanian Artist inspired by Emirati culture, to create contemporary interpretations of the Tarboosh.

Recommended for adults.

Fees: 120 AED

Limited spaces. Register at marhaba@alghadeeruaecrafts.ae

About Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts

Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts empowers hundreds of women in the UAE through the production and sale of Emirati traditional crafts since 2006.

About Loreta Bilinskaite-Monie

Loreta Bilinskaite- Monie is a Lithuanian Artist who is inspired by Emirati culture and crafts.

Image Credits: @uschiirani and @AlGhadeerUAECrafts