• Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt
  • Beirut Quilt

Beirut Quilt

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Z. Sabbagh | 
 Lebanon
Regular price
£325.00
Sale price
£325.00
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Sold out
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Hand-quilted, linen throw, made by Souher Kaalaji and Imade Zeynabe in Zena Sabbagh’s Beirut atelier. 

*Please note these quilts are pre-order. Due to the crisis in Lebanon, we want to channel orders to the Beirut atelier as soon as possible. The work your purchase provides is an important way of helping the artisans cope with the recent trauma. An additional 5% of the profit will go also to Impact Lebanon, which is supporting those who've been impacted by the Beirut blast.  If you would like to know more about the production & time-frame, please send us a message on shop@ishkar.com

Free UK shipping on orders over £150
Free shipping to Europe on orders over €180
Free Shipping to US & Rest of world over $240

CARE

Hand wash with mild soap.

SIZE

1600mm long x 1600mm wide x 7mm thick

COLOURS

As the quilts are still in production please choose from the fabric swatches available, click right on the main product image to see the fabrics, or email us on production@ishkar.com for more images & information.

  1.  Black & White
  2.  Blue & Walnut (with a denim blue trim)
  3.  Pink & Dark Teal
Shipping

We offer a single flat rate shipping option: tracked shipping with Royal Mail.

* For addresses in the UK, tracked postage takes 2-3 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. For Europe estimated delivery is 3-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

We offer free shipping for:

UK orders over £150
European orders over €180
Rest of the world orders over $240

Returns

 • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 

 • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from ISHKAR.com.
• Proof of purchase is required.
• For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
• Email us at contact@ishkar.com to organise the return.  

Preorders explained

If an item is out of stock you are able to preorder the item, so that you're first in line when its back. Once you have preordered an item we guarantee the order to be shipped to you within four months. If the item is delivered outside this window we will provide you with your money back. Often the order will arrive well within this four month period. Contact preorders@ishkar.com for more accurate information on when orders for this product are likely to be ready.

Story

ZENA SABBAGH

Originally from Aleppo, Zena was forced to flee Syria in 2012 and re-settle in Lebanon. Fascinated by craft from a young age she sought inspiration in the antique printing stamps she found in the souks of Aleppo as a child. This passion led her to set up her atelier in Beirut where she now works with other displaced women to create unique textiles. Check out our short video of Zena's workshop by Louise Gholam.

THE IMPACT

Each quilt is hand-crafted in Zena's atelier, which has become a home for female artisans fleeing conflict in Iraq, Palestine and Syria, as well as Lebanese women. As Lebanon spirals deeper into economic crisis and despair, these artisans are increasingly vulnerable. Your purchase not only provides employment but also, as they describe, a "remedy" for coping with the trauma of the recent blast. An additional 5% of the profit will go to Impact Lebanon, which is supporting those who've been impacted by the Beirut blast.

THE TECHNIQUE

Each quilt is hand-stitched using locally woven linens, cotton inner wadding and thread. The applique technique is inspired by the quilts Zena created with a group of Bedouin women in Salamiyah, Syria.

THE DESIGN

The quilt is inspired by the geometric details that decorate Beirut's buildings. We designed the quilt last year before the explosion on 04.08.20 that destroyed some of the city's most important and historical architectural landmarks, as well as museums, galleries, residences and residencies. The design now feels tragically relevant. 

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