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Bahrain Crafts

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In a globalized world, heritage crafts hold unique cultural value. Bahrain has seen a craft revival by fostering collaboration in craft, art, and design, creating new opportunities for creativity. As...

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Sheikha Mariam Hisham Al Khalifa is a cultural researcher with a specialization in traditional fashion and textiles who has spent ten years studying and collecting craft objects.

After finishing school, Harald Gottschalk met the acclaimed French photographer Robert Doisneau and began to fulfill his childhood dream to become a photographer. His artistic work and technical abilities have been greatly influenced by a long-lasting professional relationship with the renowned Japanese artist Keiichi Tahara. Gottschalk has participated in more than sixty solo and collective exhibitions in France and abroad, including the French National Library, Mois de la Photo, European Heritage Days, Salon d’Automne and Paris Photo. Parallel to his personal work, he has photographed many books for Assouline and collaborates on prestigious projects with international brands.

There is a certain beauty that can be found in all handmade objects, as they serve as a testament to a people’s culture and history as experienced today.

— Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, president of the Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities

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Page count

224 pages

Number of illustrations

over 150



Released on

July 2024


W 25 x L 33 x D 4 cm

Cover materials

Silk hardcover




2.3 kg

Text by Mariam Hisham Al Khalifa, foreword by Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa


Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

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