Naqsh Collective Palestinian, b. 1976

"Through delicate finishings and fine machine production ebbing with ingenuity, nisreen and nermeen abu dail founded naqsh collective in Amman, Jordan in 2010. naqsh collective instantly became a conceptual framework reflected in the unique pieces of art and their intricate collaboration with design. A harmonious union between the oriental and the modern; naqsh integrates aspects of art, architecture and heritage through minimalism that brushes on sophistication. "

The sister duo nisreen and nermeen abu dail behind naqsh collective explore traditional narratives, folklore and motifs through a selection of design-art pieces. Using regional Middle Eastern embroidery patterns as their starting point, the Collective offers a permanence to the stories told through this delicate, age-old tradition by deconstructing its basic elements and reinterpreting them using solid, elemental materials — such as marble, wood and brass — that stand the test of time.