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Azza Fahmy & Bawabat: A Collection Launch That Had Us Fall in Love With Nubian Culture All Over Again

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Azza Fahmy & Bawabat: A Collection Launch That Had Us Fall in Love With Nubian Culture All Over Again
    written by
    Leena Torky

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    The world-renowned Egyptian jewellery house Azza Fahmy has just released a couple of new collections that we think you’ll all be very pleased with! The famed jewellery house, known for its intricate cultural inscriptions and global inspirations, has dropped both a Christmas collection as well as one which pays tribute to Nubian culture and all its colourful glory. Not only are the collections impressive in themselves, but a couple of us here at Cairo 360 were lucky enough to attend the launch, and we were truly blown away by the unique and enriching event.

    Hosted by Bawabat, the gorgeous and peaceful getaway just outside Cairo, the Azza Fahmy team put together a lovely day filled with nature, meditation, yoga, delicious food, live music, and of course, stunning jewellery. Upon entry of the sanctuary that is Bawabat, the jewellery was beautifully displayed on a table where all attendees could both admire and try on the pieces. The wonderful members of the Azza Fahmy team were there to answer all questions and tell the story behind each beautifully crafted piece.

     
     
     
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    Azza Fahmy New Collection at Bawabat

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    Celebrating Azza Fahmy’s Nubian Collection at Bawabat

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    After initial greetings and coffee/tea, we were taken to the salt room for a guided meditation session led by Katherine Jones. The session was easy to follow and quite relaxing, with the calming and purifying energy of the salt room contributing a great deal. This was followed by an equally relaxing and educational gentle yoga session in the 7th Soul Dome.

     
     
     
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    The 7th Soul Dome for health and retreats at Bawabat

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    Farm to table @bawabat_gateways

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    Next was brunch (the best part, of course!) with an amazing farm-to-table feast including innovative dishes such as molokheya bruschetta and lentil-beetroot patties. We relaxed after the meal while watching a live Nubian musical performance and dance show, which many of us joined! The spirit of Azza Fahmy’s newest collections were truly captured in the events of the day.

    The Nubian collection draws inspiration from the architecture of Nubian houses and Hassan Fathy’s Old Nubia’s photographic archive. The pieces are eye-catching, and incorporate stones such as turquoise and aquamarine, emulating design details such as domes and wall motifs. With rings, earrings, and necklaces, this collection expresses the deep connection Fahmy has to the south of Egypt and Nubian culture as a whole.

     
     
     
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    Never Apart – لا نفترق Adorned with Diamonds, our 18kt Gold Coin Necklace for the #Holidays.

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    The Christmas collection is not only elegant, but extremely wearable. The 5-piece capsule collection includes gold and silver necklace and bracelet sets with the classically recognisable Azza Fahmy aesthetic, along with a dainty 18kt necklace adorned with diamonds and pearls. Any piece from this set would make a lovely Christmas gift, don’t you think?

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