Creating a design set has been on my to-do list for a while now; I was fascinated with the idea that I could make a series of viable designs that could be connected by a single theme and be a strong collection. This is how the current set was born.

Those of you who check our my Instagram may have seen the following designs over the last couple of months:

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“Habibi” started it all. The word itself means “darling” or “sweetheart” and is a term of endearment for male subjects in Arabic.

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“Habibti” soon followed suit. It is the female version of the same term and has also been featured on my Intagram account several times.

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Closing this set is “Hayati”, which is Arabic for “my life” and is another popular term of endearment.

Inside the letters is my now repeating pattern that has a working title “Objects of the Past” – a fusion of Emirati heritage and European visual style.

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I am keen on keeping this design set going and already introduced additional elements to it, such as the “burga” or “burqa” traditional Emirati head covering for women.

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I’m really excited for this project; is has been a brainchild that started from my Summer 2014 project on Emirati Heritage.

All of these are already available on my Redbubble account: http://bit.ly/heritagedesigns.