Taita Leila's back with its second collection The Benayiq, and we're crowdfunding to bring it to you!
Our inaugural collection focused on the Qabbeh, the chest panel on the front of the thobe, the Arabic word for traditional dress. In part two we move on to the Benayiq, referring to the side panels on the bottom of the dress. Embodying naughty grandchildren discovering our grandmother's trousseau, we've drawn, ripped apart, copied, hand-stitched and crafted interesting embroidery from the bottom half of our dress.
Bedouin signs of marital status, time-keeping, thread necklaces and the beautiful panels of the coats in the North make up the soul of our next collection, uncovering stories lost in time and tradition.
The Benayiq is our second collection- we've made the samples and are ready to take orders! For this campaign, we are offering our designs that can be purchased as rewards. Take a look at the full collection here, and place your order on the campaign page here.
With special thanks to
AFKARMENA for the crowdfunding platform
DFFRNT Creative Studio for the video edit
Osama Silwadi for the photographs and footage
The Palestinian Museum for the venue
Wirez for the video footage
Suzan Lamya for modelling, Mervat Hakroush for styling
Tasameem for the graphic design
Radio Nisaa for the voiceover
Music Credit to Hindi Zahra "Stand Up"