Uzaan – Hang On
March 25 – This really will be a good Friday with Easter, Mother’s Day, spring and rain celebrations all happening at ARTE in Times Square, Dubai – from 11:00am -6:00pm – FREE parking!. The ARTE Volunteers have been working like little bunnies to bring you a very festive market so hop on down and spend some time hunting for the best locally produced handmade items around!
And while you are at ARTE, check out this week’s South African crafter, Uzaan.
Originally from Cape Town, Uzaan, Owner of Hang On, has lived in Dubai for 7 years, however, she has only been an ARTE member for three months! Uzaan told me she had been coming to ARTE as a customer for years. She was in awe of the great handmade products she would find. She has always been creative and has done a lot of bead work and home décor for her family and friends, but she never thought she would one day be selling her own work at ARTE!
One day, Uzaan was thinking of the times when you have brief moments of cold like in the cinema, on a plane or Dubai winter evenings. She noticed her pashminas and scarves were always falling off or were too bulky to carry around. She wanted something like a poncho, but more elegant, lighter, easy to carry in your handbag. So she came up with a gorgeous shoulder throw which she calls a “Hang On”!
Simple; comfortable, yet fashionable, Uzaan lightly adorns her throws on one side with crocheted roses, buttons, lace or beads. She keeps the colors plain so you can match them to any outfit. She is happy to custom make her “Hang On”to suit any special requests her customers may have. Just let her know what you want!
Uzaan also creates beautiful accessories you can wear with or without the “hang on”. Her accessories use recycled materials, along with beads and charms, so nothing is wasted.
Stop by Uzaan’s table this Friday at ARTE and say hi!