Wadha Al Hajri employs a team of skilled needle workers to create elaborate surface textures inspired by Islamic art and architecture. As she explains, “Art in particular is one of the strongest forms of cultural diplomacy.” In this abaya, embroidery and cut work mimic the intricate lattice screens known as a mashrabiya.
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Courtesy of Wadha Al Hajri (Wadha Haute Couture).
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.