STORY: These artisans are on a mission to keep Emirati crafts alive
at the Turath Center for Traditional Handicrafts on the outskirts of Dubai
The threaded patterns are used to make accessories or decorate garments
using a small stand called Kajooja and a bolster-shaped cushion
Weaving palm fronds is an ancestral Emirati heritage craft called Al Khous
Shamma Al Saadi was taught by her grandmother and joined the center to teach others
[Shamma Al Saadi, Student]
"We would like the crafts to pass onto all generations and for us to teach our families. We came here to learn and expected it to be harder than it turned out to be."