Mayyas Win “America’s Got Talent” 2022

September 16, 2022

Mayyas – Lebanese Belly Dance Ensemble Win America’s Got Talent 2022! It was a thrilling moment to watch the Lebanese dance troupe Mayaas take the win on America’s Got Talent.  While belly dancers have been a regular entry at the early stages of the competition.  It is rare for belly dance performers to make it […]

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“Danse Arabe” – Article in Fanoos Magazine

September 15, 2022

“Danse Arabe” A Postcard from Egypt In the latest issue of Fanoos Magazine, I shared some details about one of the postcards in my research collection.  This Postcard dates to 1900-1906 and was produced in Cairo by Lichetenstern and Harari. When it arrived at my home, I took a moment to contemplate and consider its […]

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Assiut Spotted: Okhtein – Designer Bags and Accessories

August 19, 2022

  Assiut Tally Spotted: Okhtein – Designer Bags and Accessories The Egyptian-based luxury handbag company Okhtein included some beautiful assiut tally work in their 2019 collection.  Their high-end structural bags are exquisite works of functional, wearable art. Forbes Middle East choose Okhtein for their “30 under 30” to watch list in 2019. The company is […]

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Making Assiut Hair-Flowers – Summer Workshop

August 16, 2022

Studio Davina Summer Workshop 2022 Assiut Hair Flowers – Design & Construction As a special thank you for helping me achieve my goal – raising funds for a new camera – I am adding a bonus 2-part workshop at the $7 level.  I appreciate all of your patience as I worked through my Patreon/Zoom growing […]

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Vintage Assiut Robe with Basinah

August 9, 2022

As we move through the seasons of the year, my work on the next book continues.  We are so very pleased that Basinah of San Francisco has once again joined our team for several assiut looks. This August she appeared at Siren’s Fest wearing a vintage robe and hip wrap.  This ensemble is composed of […]

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