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THE COLLECTION – an online directory of dresses and Jewellery from the Zay Initiative. Launched in October 2019, THE COLLECTION gives everyone free of charge access to the unique collection of dresses. Easy to navigate, you can search the archive by decade, by country, by garment and more. New pieces are being added daily.
For the first time terms and terminologies are defined through a glossary that can be reached simply by hovering over certain words be it in English or Arabic.
When possible, a brief is recorded referencing the original owner of each article of dress, thus documenting their names and stories giving those women and men a voice that transcends time.
Be part of it: To participate in preserving the memory of your loved ones, simply donate an article to the collection of their dress or Jewellery,include the date and provenance,the name of the original owner and a brief paragraph about them in their memory, along with an accompanying photographer where possible. Email [email protected]
Sustain the legacy..