Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council/

Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council presents Irthi's Series

Central to Irthi’s mandate is the goal of safeguarding the cultural heritage, knowledge and skills associated with traditional crafts.

Irthi’s Series brings the sophistication and exquisite detailing of luxury, handmade crafts to everyday items; making accessibility a central focus and creating a symbiotic relationship between rural makers and the urban markets that are served by them.

Irthi’s Series makes everyday luxury a possibility through the creation of uniquely designed yet functional objects for the home. Released through a series of ‘drops’, the collection allows personal space to become a canvas for traditionally crafted products that add beauty and joy to your living space.

Image: Zenobia Collection – Irthi x Nada Debs

About Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council/

Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council engages with women artisans across the UAE, Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia regions to empower them economically and socially through vocational training and upskilling programmes, ensuring the preservation of Indigenous craft heritage.

A hub of global crafts collaborations, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council ensures the modernization of traditional crafts and creates new market opportunities for local craftswomen by partnering them with international designers and artists, merging Emirati crafts and artisanal techniques with cutting-edge design and innovation to produce Emirati-crafted products reflective of culture today.

Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council seeks to create a valued women-artisan economy by creating a sustainable market in which re-contextualized traditional crafts and crafted products exist.

A platform that preserves and protects the heritage and legacy of crafts, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council ensures documentation of tangible and intangible craft heritage and creates publications that serve as a reference to a culture that relies heavily on storytelling. Its latest efforts have led to Sharjah’s recognition as a city of Crafts and Folk Art for the craft of Talli in 2019 by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

Irthi operates under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi٬ wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of NAMA.

Image: Thaya Collection – Irthi x Studio Lel

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