Woven Rope Box

This Storage box was influenced by the creative process of AlSadu weaving; a traditional indigenous style of weaving which employs color and pattern motifs as decorative elements that also convey within them social artifacts and cultural values. It was commonly practiced by women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories.

Inspired by AlSadu’s geometric designs and a pair of old woven chairs found in Sheikh Zayed Palace in AlAin, the lid of the walnut wood storage box is hand-woven with patterns resembling AlSadu triangles. Natural rope is woven around the frame and overlaps intricately into geometrical shapes inspired by the original chairs.

Materials: Walnut wood, Natural cotton rope
Dimensions: 50 x 30 x 30 cm
Year: 2019