Everyday Objects

Everyday Objects

Everyday Objects Household items of bygone days Mabkhara: An object used for lighting and smoking bukhoor (fragrant wood chips) An overturned coffee cup. This rack made from palm is used to fill clothing with the scent of bukhoor. This cradle would be fixed to the...
Burqa

Burqa

Burqa Digital  2014 This element of Emirati culture is getting rarer and rarer, but it is still prevalent among older women. Fashioned out of cloth brought from India, it is mainly worn by married women.   ...
Emirati Beauty

Emirati Beauty

Emirati Beauty Digital  2014 I was inspired by a local footwear brand, Tamashee, which produces sandals based on traditional designs used in the region. Looking at them made me connect to the elegant aesthetics and simple beauty that was getting redefined with a...
Landscapes

Landscapes

Areesh Breakfast Digital  2014 It is quite in the small Emirati village. As breakfast time comes around, the women sit down for their meal and a chat, while the kids run around and play across the village. “Areesh” refers to the palm frond houses and means...
Saluki

Saluki

Animals The animals that played important roles in the UAE...
Food Part 1

Food Part 1

Food 1 Digital  2014 Food is one strong indication of culture that everyone is exposed to with the very first traditional dinner.  There’s so much that food can tell of its people: the choice of long-lasting, non-perishable ingredients that can outlast the...
Offering Coffee

Offering Coffee

Offering Coffee Digital  2014 Coffee is an important part of Emirati hospitality, together with its traditional cups and coffee pot. I wanted to capture the long-standing tradition of offering coffee to your guests.  ...
UAE Weaving

UAE Weaving

UAE Weaving Digital  2014 There is a tradition of weaving in the UAE that has appealed to me, which I decided to capture with this image.     ...
Sisters

Sisters

Sisters 2014 I decided to try a more distinct style, with use of gritty watercolour brushes and textures. I made it look like an old photograph of the days gone by.  I’ve zoomed in to show you the level of detail a little better: Back to UAE Heritage...
Emirati Pair

Emirati Pair

Emirati Pair 2014 Another picture in my UAE Heritage series, an Emirati man and woman.   Back to UAE Heritage...
Sitting Girl

Sitting Girl

This is the picture the project started with! Inspired by a photo found on @mubr83a and endless hours reading on nostalgic posts about the past of UAE. As someone who spent her whole childhood and adolescence in the UAE, learning about its history and life of its...