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RARE UAE Shawati' Publishing 40th Anniversary Book Set Sheikh Zayed, hand made
2011. Extremely Rare collector set of 40th Anniversary of United Arab Emirates. Set number 13 of 40. On the opening page of the first book: "Each collection is comprised of four books, symbolizing the past four decades of the UAE's formation; along with forty quotes from Sheikh Zayed, commemorating the unity and prosperity he envisioned for his people. The books are encased in an acrylic box, each one engraved with calligraphy and sealed in mother-of-pearl; paying homage to the UAE's sea-faring heritage. The artwork was created by world-renowned calligraphers; each interpreting the name "Zayed" using their signature style, including; Nja Mahdaoui, Samir El Sayegh, Hassan Massoudy and Savas Cevik. The books are printed on handmade paper and are hand-bound using biodegradable camel leather, produced by Al Khazna Tannery in Abu Dhabi. In addition, a bookmark accompanies each book made from weaved palm -leaves, braided camel hair, as well as decorative elements belonging to the UAE National Dress, the "telli" and "ghutra", made locally by the Department of Handicrafts Development at ADACH. Also, a single Arabic letter is written on each cover, when joined spell out the name of "Zayed". Each book is further adorned through the use of foil gilding, highlighting and differentiating each decade. Combined, these distinctive elements symbolize unique aspects related to the cultural heritage of the UAE. Furthermore, an additional dimension is found inside each collection. To represent the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed, grains of sand were gathered from the lgendary dunes in Al Ain. And r … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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