Rosettes envision to revive diminishing traditional techniques, adhering to the traditions while introducing innovative and contemporary designs in the market. It aims to preserve our heritage along with the skills and the stories attached to it while fostering its progress. At rosettes we have involved the local craftsmen in order to utilize their skills and obtain contemporary designs using the traditional techniques.
“Rosettes” (shamsa) eight petal floral motif, inherited by Islamic art from great pre Islamic artistic traditions. This motif was evolved from circles as; solar signs represents the idea of moving – the sun travels in the sky each day and changes its way during the year –the cirlces were enriched with radiuses to look like spinning wheels. These spinning wheels later developed to flower rosettes. Precisely it symbolizes the cycle of birth, death, honor, and rebirth, and so indicates the passages from one state of existence into another.
Our research objective was to identifying some fine craftsmen as well as obtaining knowledge about the diminishing techniques used of the local market. We intend to introduce a line of products crafted by local artisans, using ancient diminishing techniques and promote it on global platform. Rosettes build a creative community that works for the heritage and craftsmanship. It also envisions to build a platform for the skilled craftsmen and other artists or designers, to showcase their work and utilize their talent.