The pharmacists (Atar) of the Arabian Gulf would mix herbs for medicine. Esraa Bahman uses the plant and flower of several herbs as the concept for a series of handmade earrings, which wearers can mix and match them just as the ‘Atar’ did to heal.

This piece is inspired by the plant ‘Al Markadoosh’, an aromatic herb originating from Turkey which later spread to the Arab region. Used as a spice to improve blood circulation, its oil extract treats coughs, stomach cramps, dizziness, migraines and depression

Other pieces in the A’ashab earrings series include ‘Haba Al Baraka’, ‘Kaf Maryam’, Myrrh, and Senna. Known for its purple and white flowers, ‘Haba Al Baraka’, a common ingredient in medical treatments, pharmaceuticals and cooking, is used for headaches, toothaches and respiratory conditions; ‘Kaf Maryam’, which reappears each summer, contains many nutrients and is primarily used to help women with fertility and pregnancy; Myrrh, a perennial tree (or shrub), excretes a yellow gum (resin) that hardens like Arabic gum and darkens in colour as it ages. It is used to help with cough, shortness of breath, and stomach aches; Senna was first traded in the ninth century and is known for its feather-like, composite leaves. It is used to purify blood, kill fungi and viruses and also treats constipation and eases stomach cramps.

The A'ashab Earrings Series is part of Tanween+ by Tashkeel, a range of affordable design pieces by emerging UAE-based designers.

Artist Biography

Esra Bahman studied architecture at the American University of Sharjah before transferring to Girne American University in Turkey. She currently manages her family real estate business but over the past three to four years, she has also been working with her hands learning different techniques such as woodblock printing, sewing, sculpting, etc. She was the winner of the 1:100 Warehouse Reimagined Competition by the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation in 2016 for Tilal, which was inspired whi...

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Esra Bahman
A'ashab Earrings - Al Markadoosh

Price:
AED 95.24
Quantity:
1
Size:
10 x 10 cm

The pharmacists (Atar) of the Arabian Gulf would mix herbs for medicine. Esraa Bahman uses the plant and flower of several herbs as the concept for a series of handmade earrings, which wearers can mix and match them just as the ‘Atar’ did to heal.

This piece is inspired by the plant ‘Al Markadoosh’, an aromatic herb originating from Turkey which later spread to the Arab region. Used as a spice to improve blood circulation, its oil extract treats coughs, stomach cramps, dizziness, migraines and depression

Other pieces in the A’ashab earrings series include ‘Haba Al Baraka’, ‘Kaf Maryam’, Myrrh, and Senna. Known for its purple and white flowers, ‘Haba Al Baraka’, a common ingredient in medical treatments, pharmaceuticals and cooking, is used for headaches, toothaches and respiratory conditions; ‘Kaf Maryam’, which reappears each summer, contains many nutrients and is primarily used to help women with fertility and pregnancy; Myrrh, a perennial tree (or shrub), excretes a yellow gum (resin) that hardens like Arabic gum and darkens in colour as it ages. It is used to help with cough, shortness of breath, and stomach aches; Senna was first traded in the ninth century and is known for its feather-like, composite leaves. It is used to purify blood, kill fungi and viruses and also treats constipation and eases stomach cramps.

The A'ashab Earrings Series is part of Tanween+ by Tashkeel, a range of affordable design pieces by emerging UAE-based designers.

Artist Biography

Esra Bahman studied architecture at the American University of Sharjah before transferring to Girne American University in Turkey. She currently manages her family real estate business but over the past three to four years, she has also been working with her hands learning different techniques such as woodblock printing, sewing, sculpting, etc. She was the winner of the 1:100 Warehouse Reimagined Competition by the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation in 2016 for Tilal, which was inspired whi...

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