When it comes to handmade goods, I better hide my money, and fast… I just love handmade art and crafts!
It is called Ideyna, which means “our hands” in Arabic, and it is an online platform for local artists to share and sell their creations.
The layout is quite simple and straight-forward, and it is easy to browse among all the different objects.
From art and accessories, to homewares and toys, there is something for everyone!
Now, where did I put my wallet…?
A little while ago I wrote a post about Etsy and all the fantastic handcrafted and vintage items that I can buy from local sellers.
To my delight, I have been told there is another wonderful online platform for Middle East-based artisans, designers, vintage lovers and crafty people! I am so happy to have the chance to explore more of the local talent!
Little Majlis is a specialist online market for makers and merchants of art, edibles, crafts and design.
According to Wikipedia, ‘Majlis’ is an Arabic term meaning “a place of sitting”, used in the context of “council”, to describe various types of special gatherings among common interest groups. (Source)
Aside from the many items available for purchase, on this site there is also a very useful calendar listing festivals, fairs, markets, art exhibitions and workshops: so much to do and see!
I just discovered this site but I already love it. (Better ask W to hide my wallet for a while!)