The SPECIAL Carpet - a piece of art created by special needs children

Hands 'join hands' with Senses
ByAyisha AlkaTuesday , 12 November 2019
The SPECIAL Carpet - a piece of art created by special needs children
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Hands, an exquisite handmade carpets company, has joined hands with the Senses Centre for Special Needs. A great addition to the theme of the Year of Tolerance!

June 2019 saw specially abled children create artistic pieces with the help of leaves and branches (instead of paint brushes!) from the Ghaf tree, to create a specially designed carpet. These artworks put together by the Hands design team, creating a masterpiece more than 4 months in the making.

31 colours making 54 combinations were used, with at least 25 different hands involved in various parts of the process of creating this hand-tufted carpet. Joint creativity at its best!

The finished piece will be on display at Downtown Design from 12-15 November 2019.

Gavin Lewis, General Manager, Hands Carpets Middle East said:  “To mark the Year of Tolerance in the UAE in our own unique way, we proposed the idea to ‘weave tolerance’ into the social fabric of our society through the creativity of these gifted children.

“The very nature of threads in various colours and textures mixed together and then being so tightly woven is suggestive of a society without division.

“We are grateful once again to Nadia Khalil Al Sayegh and the team at Senses for putting their trust in us” he concluded. 

Senses, a completely nonprofit organization, is the first and only residential care facility for People of Determination in the Middle East, many with severe physical and learning difficulties.

Children from the age of two to nineteen with mild or severe physical disabilities and Down Syndrome receive the care they need. 

“We are delighted to once again partner with Hands Carpets in promoting such an important message of tolerance in our society, and giving our children the opportunity to be part of this message, through their creative talents and spirit,” said Nadia Khalil Al Sayegh, Founder of Senses.

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