Young Iranian artist Bibi Manavi is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Paris. Image Credit: Instagram @londoncraftweek

London Craft Week is back after a break during Covid to showcase the finest-made artisanal objects in the world, including Middle Eastern crafts such as embroidery, mosaics and more

Since London is already on the world stage with a Fashion Week as well as a design festival, the city has now strengthened its cultural portfolio with London Craft Week to honour the creativity and skill of the best-made objects and artworks in the world.

Designer Rana Khadem works in home design and decor as well as fashion. Image Credit: Instagram @londoncraftweek

London Craft Week is back after a Covid induced break for a couple of years, and amongst the curated list of 250 makers and designers invited to the event there are a multitude of Middle Eastern inspired crafts and Arabic artisans flying the flag of Islamic creativity and traditions in the arts.

Numerous individual Arab designers are on the list of makers exhibiting at London Craft Week who will be representing the skill of embroidery and textile weaving, with a particular influence from the Middle Eastern history of the craft.

In addition, London Craft Week will also showcase the talents of three up and coming artists in an exhibition entitled “Imprints of Iran”. Running from May 9 to 14 at Cromwell Place, the exhibition’s theme focuses on contemporary interpretations of ancient Middle Eastern crafts of embroidery, mirror mosaics, woodworking and ceramics, by young Iranian artists, Bibi Manavi, Rana Khadem and Navid Azimi Sajadi.

Navid Azimi Sajadi is one of the artists features in “Imprints of Iran”, a contemporary interpretation of ancient Middle Eastern crafts. Image Credit: Instagram @londoncraftweek

The festival is taking place from May 9 to 15 across the city of London at more than 200 locations, which makes the event a real treat for lovers of artisanal creativity and ensures something for everyone to admire.