In an effort to pay homage to one of Cairo’s jewels, this conceptual piece designed by Farida Eid is inspired by the old Egyptian identity found in El Moez Street.The main inspiration is derived from the Mamluks’ dynasty, focusing on The Qalawon complex. ZAHW portrays the beauty and delicateness of Islamic Architecture of the Mamluk’s Dynasty and aims to encourage accepting the beauty in each authentic identity that lays true harmony Footwear inevitably reveals a lot about the wearer identity. It has become uniquely embedded in the culture narrative, globally. However, heels, specifically, serve a common purpose across all cultures, symbolizing power, liberty, and status. Fusing the cultural aspect of Islamic patterns and the force of heels to bring back rich history, ZAHW came to life.
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Eid, Farida, "Zahw" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 106.
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