Hari Raya Puasa, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is an important festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the month-long period of fasting and spiritual reflection. The word “Hari Raya Puasa” means “celebration day of fasting” in Malay, and it is one of the most significant occasions for Muslims as it commemorates the end of a month of self-discipline, purification, and spiritual rejuvenation.
At Rooh for Spaces, we believe in celebrating diversity and promoting cultural inclusivity through our artisanal products. In this blog post, we would like to share some stories of our artisans this Hari Raya Puasa, and how we have curated a special collection of products for this occasion, that brings the magic of their art to your homes!
Eid with our Eclectic Artisans
Most of our artisans come from India and bring their cultural heritage and expertise to our products. They are the heart and soul of our brand, and we are proud to support their talent and creativity. During Hari Raya Puasa, our artisans celebrate the festival with their families and communities, sharing traditional dishes, dressing up in colourful clothes, and exchanging gifts. Here are some interesting stories of our artisans, who have been creating beautiful products for Rooh for Spaces and celebrating Hari Raya Puasa in their unique way!
Auzar’s Austere Aura Permeates His Art
Mohd Auzar is a skilled artisan from India who has been creating beautiful bone inlay objects with his hands for over 25 years. He learned his craft from his older brother, who passed down the knowledge and skills that he had learned from their father. For Auzar, creating things with his hands is a source of pride and joy. He loves the feeling of seeing an object take shape under his hands and the satisfaction of knowing that he has created something beautiful and lasting. He pays meticulous attention to every detail of his work and takes great pride in producing objects that are not only beautiful but also functional.
As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close and Eid approaches, Auzar is filled with excitement and anticipation. For him, Eid is a time to come together with family and loved ones and celebrate the beauty of life. It is also a time to reflect on the importance of his craft and the joy it brings to others. He feels blessed to be able to create things with his hands and share his art with the world.
Tahir’s Talent Deserves Appreciation!
Tahir Hussain is a skilled artisan from India who has been creating beautiful bone inlay artefacts for over 25 years. Tahir's speciality lies in crafting unique and intricate designs on coasters, photo frames, and boxes. He feels a sense of pride when he sees his creations come to life, and the admiration his work receives from his clients gives him the motivation to continue pushing his own boundaries of creativity.
Tahir is known for his exceptional etching skills, and he meticulously incorporates intricate designs that are inspired by the rich and vibrant culture of India. As he looks forward to Eid, Tahir is eager to showcase his latest creations and hopes that it brings smiles on his client's faces. For him, the festival is a reminder of the power of creativity and the beauty of human expression.
Shehnaz shows the way!
Shehnaz is a talented artisan from India who has been decorating ceramic kitchenware like cups, bowls & plates for four years now. Her passion for her craft is evident in every plate she creates, as she spends hours carefully designing and handpainting each one with her signature style. For Shehnaz, plate painting is not just a job, but a way of life. She loves the feeling of creating something beautiful and unique, knowing that each plate she paints will bring joy and happiness to its owner.
Shehnaz sees Eid as a time to celebrate her art. She has been experimenting with new colours, designs, and patterns, and cannot wait to share them with us! She is grateful every day for the opportunity to pursue her craft and share her creativity with the world.
A Soulful Hari Raya Puasa with Rooh for Spaces
At Rooh for Spaces, we have curated a special collection of products for Hari Raya Puasa, inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We are also offering a special sale for the occasion- use our code HARIRAYA12 to get 12% off on our products.
Our products are designed to celebrate the cultural diversity of our world and bring the richness of our artisans' heritage to your home. Our Turkish bone inlay mirror, Moroccan bone inlay and resin console table, and captivating collection of Mughal Dinner Sets are just a few examples of the soulful mix of products that we offer. These products are carefully designed to capture the essence of Hari Raya Puasa and add a touch of tradition to your home during the festival.
As our founder, Sugandha Virmani, said, "Our products are not just beautiful objects, they tell a story of human craftsmanship and cultural heritage. We are committed to creating a sustainable and ethical supply chain, and we work closely with our artisans to ensure that they receive fair wages and work in safe and healthy environments.”
In addition to our curated collection of products, we also offer complimentary styling consultation services for those who want to create their own unique spaces. Our design experts can work with you to create a personalised and unique home that reflects your cultural heritage and celebrates your individuality.
At Rooh for Spaces, we believe that our artisanal products can help create a meaningful and inclusive celebration that brings people together, regardless of their background or beliefs. We hope that our curated collection of products has inspired you to add a touch of elegance and cultural richness to your home during this festive season. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying quality time with your loved ones, we wish you a joyous and blessed Hari Raya Puasa. Selamat Hari Raya!