Humanitarian initiative FBMI will be presenting H. H. Sheikha Mariam Khalifa Bin Saif’s rug specially designed for FBMI ‘Artists for Change’ program during Design Days Dubai.
The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative, FBMI, has recently launched a new collaboration program between UAE artists and underprivileged artisans in Afghanistan. Entitled ‘Artists For Change’, it aims to raise awareness of the plight of disadvantaged artisans as well as promote their talent and capabilities.
In response to the brief, Sheikha Mariam’s design is a replication of her trademark dove image that is often featured within her jewellery collections. The carpets will be woven by FBMI weavers in Afghanistan.
The rug has been set up on a table, made out of a carpet loom, giving off an unfinished, raw aesthetic. The ‘Carpet Table’ will be showcased for the first time at FBMI booth during Design Days Dubai 2016.
Alongside the ‘Carpet Table’ and in tone with its colours and design, FBMI will display its new Antique Wash rug collection, a fine, socially-conscious Afghan carpets collection.
Antique Wash Finish, the term given to a compound wash, reproduces the effects of age. The brightest colors can be adjusted to smooth pastels through oxidation. The texture becomes softer and the overall feel is of a museum rug.