With real samples of handmade textures that add an entirely new dimension to the book-reading experience and bring the story to life, Ghadeera & the Magic Cushion is the first Emirati children’s book of its kind, engaging the senses and allowing the reader to immerse themselves in the traditional Emirati crafts of sadu, khoos and telli.
About the Contributors
Fatima likhraibani Al Nuaimi is an Emirati storyteller and author.
Reem Al Mazroui is an Emirati illustrator.
About the Publisher
In 2006, Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan and the Emirates Red Crescent President’s Assistant for Women’s Affairs set out to provide women with training, designs, raw materials and marketing services to create culturally-inspired products and assist them in earning a dignified living while sustaining traditional crafts. Boasting more than 200 craftswomen of different nationalities and ages, Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts has multiple product lines, including corporate gifts, stationery, home accessories and fashion.