The Zay Initiative
Zay: Arabic term for the Art of Dress, Costume & General Attire of Certain Country or Era
The Zay Initiative was founded by Dr. Reem El Mutwalli, a published author, with over 30 years of experience in art and cultural heritage. Since the early 1980s, at the Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi, she has been contributing to the establishment of cultural & art departments; advising on museum displays, leading and driving projects, hosting seminars, undertaking cultural tasks of different capacities and curating exhibitions.
The Zay Initiative, a non_profit venture, celebrates the preservation of Arab heritage. It seeks to perpetuate tangible and intangible heritage through the collection, documentation, conservation and exhibition of traditional costume/dress and modes of bodily adornment.
Thus sustaining the names and stories to empower women by insuring that their voices transcend time.
Celebrate #Arab #Dress
إستدامة وتوثيق الزِّي العربي