24 Jan

Designers at work

Design has a unique role to play in a changing economy and society. At l’Artisan du Liban, the artisans contribute greatly to our design in various techniques and sometimes in unexpected ways. The method and the craftsmanship have been the base of l’Artisan du Liban designs since the very beginning. By working closely and cooperatively with artisans, our designers have successfully maintained or evolved traditional techniques, designed or re-edited over 5000 objects with 3000+ currently available for sale. 

Read More
24 Jan

Weaving the space between two wars

In 1989 the young Roula Haidar traveled from one village to another in the Lebanese North, surveying local crafts and meeting those who still practice them. She was trying to develop ways for helping marginalized communities survive a long civil war that did not seem to have an end. Upon arriving in Kouachra, she stumbled upon Aziza who still knew how to weave the dried Halfa female leaves while still tender, and turn them into complex meshwork suitable for a variety of household uses.

Read More
24 Jan

Importance of Heritage

Artisanal products are objects with a long history of cultural significance. For us, the value of artisanal products is not limited to the value produced by the artisan, or to the value held within the objects he produces. Today, handicraft is increasingly seen as a form of creative and cultural expression. Those products are meaningful to the people that produce them and also to those who use them. This is where the value lies and this is the value we look for.

Read More
23 Jan

Artisanal Techniques

Since ancient history, artisans in the Levant region have developed many handicraft products catering to the demands of the society, whether they are rural dwellers or sophisticated townspeople. For the past few decades, however, these age-old crafts are at risk of disappearing as a result of changes in contemporary lifestyles and the challenges in finding successors to keep those crafts alive.

Read More
Sort By:
Show:
Loading...