The naqsh collective is sisters Nisreen Abudail and Nermeen Abudail. Founded in Amman, Jordan in 2010, the naqsh collective instantly became a conceptual framework reflected in the unique pieces of art and their intricate collaboration with design. 

The Shawl: reflects a ‘testimonial of stories’ inherited from the duo’s ancestors of their Palestinian heritage. It recreates traditional hand-crafted embroidery, reinterpreting its shapes and compositions in robust materials. It was shortlisted for the fifth edition of the Jameel Prize, supported by Art Jameel. 

Installation view of Jameel Prize 5 by naqsh collective at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. Photo by Dani Baptista

The Jameel Prize: the vision of the Jameel Prize is to recognise artists who explore traditional Islamic influences through contemporary art. The Jameel Prize, worth £25,000, is open to contemporary artists and designers from all around the world and entry is by nomination, recommended by a wide range of specialists.