girls explore } eves discover zeri crafts

how lucky we are to have this delightful oasis in the midst of salmiya's hustle and bustle. located on a quiet street overlooking the gulf, zeri crafts could not have been located in a more apt location.

how lucky we are to have this delightful oasis in the midst of salmiya’s hustle and bustle. situated on a quiet street overlooking the arabian gulf, zeri crafts could not have been situated in a more apt location.

Christmas time is upon us, it’s snowing on prettygreenbullet and I’m in the mood for a bit of shopping. As much as I’ve always appreciated hand-crafted items, my last trip to London, specifically the Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair in Chelsea, intensified my desire for all things handmade with passion and love. So in the spirit of Christmas shopping-and with the help of Eve-I’m going to dedicate a few posts over the coming weeks to my very gifted friends.

I’ve been an avid fan of Laila Alhamad’s Zeri Crafts since its foundation in 2010. I remember her telling me about it over brunch at PQ (where else!), and witnessing a systematic demise of our indigenous culture, it was so refreshing to hear her speak about contemporizing the age-old craft of Sadu-weaving. Last week the Eves and I visited her Open House event and it was as lovely and inspiring as ever. I had some zesty ginger tea and gobbled down three date balls, taken from Laila’s sister (and my dear friend) Sarah Al-Hamad’s date book Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee

laila alhamad, gracious and graceful always

laila alhamad, gracious and graceful always

these cushions have been my favorites since the beginning. i love the subtle variations in blue. and of course matt corbin bishop's stamps round up the look very nicely

these cushions have been my favorites since the beginning. i love the subtle variations in blue. and of course matt corbin bishop’s stamps round up the look very nicely

eve hangs from a mashrabiya lamp

eve hangs from a mashrabiya lamp

here she is hanging from one of nedda al-asmar's colorful porcelain mubkhars

here she is hanging from one of nedda al-asmar’s colorful porcelain mubkhars

stuck in a mashrabiya notebook. i have one of these notebooks in a light teal

stuck in a mashrabiya notebook. i have one of these notebooks in a light teal

Please click here to look through my Zeri Craft’s notebook.

sarah alhamad's books 'sun bread and sticky toffee' and 'cardamom and lime'

sarah al-hamad’s books ‘sun bread and sticky toffee’ and ‘cardamom and lime’

eve tries to climp into nedda el-asmar's silver incense burner

eve tries to climp into nedda el-asmar’s silver incense burner

swimming in a basket of earth-toned notebooks is her favorite thing to do

swimming in a basket of earth-toned notebooks is her favorite thing to do

she wants all of it for christmas

she wants all of it for christmas

this is where we have our tea and date balls. i want to live here and so does eve

this is where we have our tea and date balls. i want to live here and so does eve

pick a color, any color

pick a color, any color

4 Comments on “girls explore } eves discover zeri crafts

    • Zeri is one of those places in Kuwait where I feel happy and safe and ‘normal’. It’s everything I love and it’s always so difficult to leave!

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