Jabal Amman has become a home to a number of creative concept stores that have recently set up shop in the neighborhood. Take a walk to explore a selection of products that span different lines such as fashion, antiques, and homewares. Their handpicked items are pulled together from various local designers and artisans.
Farrah Carpets and Antiques - Naseej
The Farrah family has been working in this domain since 1910, in Hebron, and moved to establish their first shop, located on King Talal St. in downtown Amman, in the 1960s. Their shop exhibits different kinds of bedouin patterns on rugs, with personnel available to explain the tricks and insights on becoming a rug expert and recognizing the different origins and features of each pattern.
Hunaya is dedicated to reclaiming unwanted and abandoned materials, giving them a new purpose and a new home. Hunaya kicked off its first collection titled Olive is the New Black, paying homage to the graces of the olive tree and the communal dining experiences of the Middle East.
Hunaya is also hosting a workshop titled “To contemplate a possibility”, where participants will engage in the art of narrative building around found objects that have been abandoned, and be encouraged to explore the possibility of turning their found objects into a product or artwork.
JELD specializes in leather goods that are designed and handcrafted in Jordan. It is known for its handmade wallets, each of which may take up to 24 hours to produce. JELD جلد uses vegetable-tanned leather which has a much longer life with and results in a distinct vintage appearance and unmatched durability.
The Turquoise Mountain showroom celebrates handmade products from Jordan. The collection includes a wide range of products developed in collaboration with master artisans and inspired by local and regional cultural heritage. The finished pieces are a testament to the rich heritage of the region, as well as to the innovation of modern-day craftsmen and women.
Urdon Shop aims to improve the level of craft industries in Jordan and marketing them locally and internationally. The products vary from pottery and jewelry to embroidery, textiles, food products and many more, connecting Jordan’s heritage with the creativity of its modernity.