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Top 5 Christmas Gift Suggestions from The Mosaic Rooms Shop

With the festive season fast approaching here are our top 5 gift suggestions… and we’re offering you FREE UK DELIVERY on any purchases from our online shop until 15 December 2015!

Starting from just £7.50, we hope one of the below will make the perfect present for any loved ones, friends or colleagues interested in Arab art and culture … or even as a little something for yourself!

Arab Cookbook Selection 

Introduce an Arab twist to your festive feast! Draw culinary inspiration from our wide range of cook books – covering favourite sweets, savoury treats and full on feasts from across the Arab world! Our tried and tested supper club recipes include Lamees Ibrahim’s mouth-watering baqlawah – freshly baked and served warm (recipe included in The Iraqi Cookbook). Anissa Helou’s Levant and Sarah al-Hamad’s Cardamom and Lime are other Mosaic Rooms favourites!

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Limited Edition Artworks 

If you are after something special Dia Batal’s limited edition silkscreens could be the perfect gift for a fan of contemporary Arab art. Homage to a Homeland (£550) uses illustrated words to reference pre 1948 Palestinian villages and towns (including those now destroyed). To a Bird… (£550) celebrates birds of the Arab world, both common species and those facing disappearance. Works are unframed. A further selection of our limited editions, starting at £50, can be viewed here. All sales support the artist and the work of The Mosaic Rooms.

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Discover Contemporary Arab Art

Studying contemporary Arab art? Want to discover emerging artists from the region? Newly in stock View From Inside is an indispensable introduction to contemporary Arab photography, video and mixed media art. You may also like Arab Art Histories, Arab Photography Now or Contemporary Art in the Middle East.


Be Inspired by the Best of Arab Poetry

Keep Arab poetry fans busy over the festive break flipping through 1500 years of Arabic literature with Desert Songs of the Night, and our other poetry classics.

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Stocking Fillers

Looking for some stocking fillers? Check out Dia Batal’s limited edition tote bag (£7.50), and our selection of DVDs covering Arab cinema classics, CDs, exhibition books and more in-store.


The Mosaic Rooms bookshop can send your purchases internationally. Enquire by email here.




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