How to Shop The Met Store’s New Artisanal Heirloom Project

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To mark the 10th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s reimagined Islamic Wing, today The Met Store launches The Heirloom Project, a collection of exclusive products that pay homage to the traditional craftsmanship from the region. The initiative is led by creative director Madeline Weinrib, a New York–based designer known for her collections of rugs and textiles.

Weinrib partnered with artisans from Afghanistan, Morocco, Egypt and more, to come up with a suite of products that aim to preserve historic techniques and appeal to the hundreds of globe-trotting customers who course through the store’s doors everyday. “Seeing the hand of the maker in a product, and feeling that human connection in beautifully crafted, hand-made products is becoming increasingly rare,” Weinrib says. “Their slight differences only enhance their beauty, and the products’ stories of their makers.”

The items—exclusively sold at the store online and on Fifth Avenue, with new additions to expected to be released throughout the spring—encompass a variety of contemporary hand-made pieces from fine accessories, such as carved emerald earrings and silk twill kaftans, to home decor items, including embroidered table linens and hand-painted bone china, all of which are constructed carefully in a way that breathes fresh air into traditional craftsmanship. Ahead, a preview of the selection to shop. For the IRL experience, Weinrib and some of the contributing designers will be at The Met Store doing demonstrations and showing off the goods from May 6th to the 9th.

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Good Earth Blooming Poppies Pillow


Kashmir Loom Indian Ornament Hand-Embroidered Wool Kaftan


Monapetra Indian Poppy Glass Intaglio Pendant Earrings

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Linda J. Picard

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