Karima Al Shomely

Karima Al Shomely uses art as a medium to tell stories of days gone by and reinterpret notions of Emirati heritage specific to women’s clothes, jewelry, and accessories. With a passion for heritage and a critical eye for detail she sheds light on the nuances of women’s rich fashion rituals. Her work pays homage to recognized symbols of tradition such as the burqa, “a form of face covering worn by the majority of Emirati women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). presents a contemporary reading for the viewer to contextualize cultural heritage within a 21st century.

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