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The Arab Organizations Headquarters Building

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Details of the Hand-crafted Mashrabiya

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A closer look at the towering Egyptian Mashrabiya reveals the intricate woodwork, depicted in detail here (photos above and below).   Originally designed to afford privacy for household members, here we have a reversal of the traditional usage.  In a building where arts and crafts offer a visual illustration of Arab harmony, the Mashrabiya becomes part of the internal decoration.  The majestic nine-story main Mashrabiya and the smaller lattice screens throughout the building have all been hand-crafted without glue or nails, exactly as in the Mamluk era.


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Exterior Entrance Library Pre-function Hall
Conference Tunisian Room Damascene Room Atrium Prayer Room Mamluk Room
Meeting Room Bridge Reception Offices Crafts


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