The perfect little accessory can take your outfit from average to spectacular in a matter of seconds. My latest cultural fashion find happens to be from Australia-born, Bahraini artist Amina Al Abbasi. This woman is personally transforming the Arab Culture into Contemporary Art one paint stroke at a time, and making it super stylish for all to enjoy.
Amina’s signature style explores many cultural themes with an emphasis on Bahraini, African, Islamic, and calligraphy. The artist/designers eye catching paintings are inspired by traditional themes of the Arab culture, and usually feature women because they are a symbol of strength, maturity and beauty.
She’s taken her painting and expanded her global reach by creating beautiful fashion accessories. These pieces are their own works of art and it’s “where modern art meets tradition”. They are colorful, full of life and very trendy. Some of my favorite must have choices include Amina’s clutches, handbags, and bangles. Her other accessory items also include cosmetic bags, wallets, coin purses, passport covers, phone and Ipad cases.
If home décor and interior design are more your speed, not to worry, she’s got that area covered as well. Every piece within her various collections infused with her art. From accent tables, cushions, tray tables, jewelry boxes and more. If you enjoy contemporary art with a traditional twist, then owning a piece from the Amina Al Abbasi collection will be a well-made investment towards your own personal style. Items are moderately priced ranging from $40 – $120.
Amina Al Abbasi opened the Amina Gallery earlier this year and it’s located within the Riyadat Mall in A’ali, Bahrain. Here you can find the super-sized versions of the artist’s paintings on display. Guests can enjoy her exhibit and enjoy the personalized shopping experience. However, if you can’t get to Gallery, then you can always shop online at www.aminagallery.com or find her latest designs by following her on Instagram @aminaalabbasi.