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Mashrabyia | مشربیة

Mashrabiya screens, a core element of Islamic architecture, fuse aesthetic appeal with functionality. Notably prevalent in historic Jeddah homes, these screens control natural light, ventilation, and safeguard privacy. Beyond their practical use, I perceive Mashrabiya screens as portals to past generations' traditions and values. I've crafted designs and patterns using strokes from my own typeface, drawing inspiration from common Mashrabiya patterns like Kanaysi and Maymoni. Six patterns symbolize family values: Compassion, Trust, Unity, Integrity, Loyalty, and Equality, reflecting my broader vision of these screens as symbols of cultural heritage.

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