The Zay Initiative

is creating your gateway to the art of Arab Dress

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As a Friend of The Zay: Khus - Zay, you will not only be able to attend all of our webinars as our guest, you will also get access to the recordings library to access all of our previous webinars in your own time throughout the year.

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As part of the 5 pillars of The Zay Initiative, we aim to inspire and educate to create for a sustainable future and encourage intercultural dialogue to highlight our shared humanity and through this we want to ensure all students and academia get access to our content at the lowest price possible.  Access to our webinars for all students is free, but if you sign up to become a Zay Friend - Student, you will not only have access to all our previous webinars and additional material including podcasts, but you will also help support future research.  
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OFFER: FRIENDS OF THE ZAY – UAE 50TH

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As we prepare for UAE’s National Day next month on Thursday, 2 December and 50 years since the UAE was founded, we would like to celebrate this milestone with you by offering the first 50 friends who sign-up the opportunity to sign-up at a reduced rate of £3 per month if you sign up for an entire year. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in your culture!

As a Friend of The Zay - UAE 50th, you will not only be able to attend all of our webinars and symposiums as our guest, and receive exclusive event invitations, you will also get access to the recordings library to access all of our previous webinars, podcasts and additional online content in your own time throughout the year.
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  • PODCAST SERIES (Launched Summer 2021)
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About The Zay Initiative

Welcome to The Zay Initiative's Library - Dialogues on the Art of Arab Dress

Membership to our library gives you access to all our previous webinars, our upcoming podcast series and other resources on Arab Dress and Adornment.

The Zay Initiative, a uk registered not for profit was founded by Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli, a published author with over 40 years of experience in art and cultural heritage.

The Zay Initiative aims to empower women regionally and globally by bringing their untold stories to life. In addition to its online scholarship programme to sustain the past and inspire the future.

Dr. El Mutwalli has invested in a collection of historic dress over the course of the past decades. The core of the collection is based on UAE traditional dress, in addition to key examples from Yemen, Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and others.

The collection includes examples acquired from the simplest rural families to the ruling families of the region. While the majority of the objects focus on critical dress samples from the neighbouring region we will acquire additional acquisitions in time and engage with and promote existing collections to encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The Zay Initiative aims to promote an understanding of the evolution of regional culture, building up public awareness and appreciation of this unique heritage, reaching out to like-minded individuals and institutions nationally, regionally and globally.

In addition to seasonal or touring exhibitions and museum loans, the collection is accessed through the digital archive (Collection), first of its kind on a regional level. fortified by a pop-up glossary in both Arabic and English.

Our Mission is to: 
  • Collect, document and conserve Arab dress and adornment.
  • Present and contextualise through a digital archive and blog.
  • Encourage intercultural dialogue to highlight our shared humanity.
  • Inspire and educate designers to create for a sustainable future.
  • Empower women regionally and globally by bringing their untold stories to life.
The Zay Initiative is committed to The UN’s 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development - agreed by 193 government entities worldwide - that aim to bring about an improved standard of living to all people by 2030.   In particular, The Zay Initiative aligns it self with SDG goals 4, 5, 11 and 16.


By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 48 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 48 exclusive posts
3
Audio releases
18
Images
7
Links
23
Videos

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