Supporting 62 Artists in Lebanon: the first Arleb by Nabad Online Exhibition
Arleb by Nabad Online Exhibition
As part of Arleb online exhibition, Nadine Mneimneh has released an exclusive design, the Motto Kimono Jacket, with hand-embroidered in Arabic Braille the words “Peace Freedom Happiness”.
Linen long-sleeved kimono jacket with Arabic Braille hand-embroidery
Using Arabic braille, the motto “سلام حرية سعادة” or “Peace Freedom Happiness” is hand-embroidered with French knots. The embroidery is placed on both sleeves in reference to the phrase “to wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve”, which means to show our feelings and vulnerability.
The kimono is appreciated for its design and detailing, and also carries a message in an unconventional, non-print form. The Arabic braille embroidery contributes to raising awareness on visual impairment, and the importance of helping vulnerable people feel included and “seen”, especially during these challenging times.
The Motto Kimono Jacket is up for sale on Arleb’s page here :
Arleb online gallery is a not-for-profit digital platform.
Its 2021 exhibition presents 514 artworks made by artists and creatives in Lebanon.
Arleb seeks to raise awareness about resilience & resistance arts and culture produced by emerging and marginalized artists. It is part of the Nabad program 2020-2021 projects, and, as such, an outgrowth of Bethlehem’s Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Palestine