In this guest curated reading list, The Zay Initiative aims to promote an understanding of regional culture, and preserve, collect, document, and conserve Arab historic dress and adornment, and their stories. They believe each item in their collection conveys a valuable story and needs to be preserved, and to continue to sustain  global  cross-cultural dialogue and educate others on the art of Arab dress.

UAE Traditional Dress from The Zay Initiative's Collection.
Waleed Shah (@waleedshah), photographer. UAE Traditional Dress from The Zay Initiative’s Collection. Modeled by @maenoaf.