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Bokja

A surface fabrication studio led by Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri. The studio primarily utilizes textiles to create personable and tactile objects, from furniture items to installations. The workshop maintains the essence of storytelling through embroidery and textiles; Bokja is a pioneer in preserving local tradition while redefining it in a contemporary voice.

Bokja’s signature is a visually chaotic assembly of fabric pieces stitched together to articulate a unified message. Bokja operates from Beirut, a city that echoes this complex language of assemblage. The country itself is positioned between old and new, east and west, bringing to the surface identity and impermanence issue. Accordingly, behind Bokja’s surface fabrication is an underlying theme of identity- how it can be created and collected, how it can travel and adapt and how it can be ultimately shared and communicated.