A collection showcasing the power of creative collaboration.

Five artists from the Middle East were paired with five weavers from Jaipur to create five distinctive textile artworks that express the spirit of creative democracy. The collection will launch during Art Week Dubai, at the Jaipur Rugs showroom in Alserkal Avenue - 29th February to March 4th. 

Featured Artists


Founded in 1978, on the foundations of love and kindness, Jaipur Rugs is passionate about breathing new life into the ancient art of carpet weaving. They are elevating artisans to artists, to bring the world beautifully designed, meticulously handcrafted works of art in the form of rugs. Uniquely, they work in direct contact with a community of more than 40,000 artisans, learning from and nurturing each other to create and flourish as individuals. Jaipur Rugs has a global footprint, selling to over 90 countries, with stores in 7 Indian cities, 3 international stores, and a strong online retail presence. Every carpet produced by Jaipur Rugs is a blessing of love. With a range of more than 10,000 designs, working in collaboration with renowned global and local designers, in a range of fibers and weaves, everyone can find rugs that suit their space at Jaipur Rugs. 


DESIGNEAST is a platform established to advocate for artists and designers from the Global South. Launched in March 2023 in Dubai as part of the official art week with a textile art show (Un)common Threads, DESIGNEAST integrated work by emerging and mid career artists based on unique storytelling, authenticity and integrity. The second edition of (Un)common Threads took place as part of NOMAD, Capri, with the support of Gucci and Architectural Digest Italy and with the patronage of Abdelmonem Alserkal and Alserkal Initiatives.

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