ARAB FALL TAPESTRY
"Bokja's map of the "Arab Fall" interweaves imported jeans
as a background for the sad reality of an Arab world,
where imported fads & fast foods have replaced
timeless traditions & native delicacies.
The flying elephant serves as a reminder
of all the inane slogans
that have been forced upon generations
of an incredulous citizenry across the region."
ARAB SPRING TAPESTRY
"It is the awakening that delineates the Arab Spring map.
The background is an old valuable carpet,
representing our core values,
that should be the basis of any new start.
The carpet is in a dilapidated state,
like many of our discarded ideals,
& is in need of resurrection.
The mood is that of optimism & rejuvenation.
The symbols are many,
among them a woman riding a horse
on the rod to a new and unknown world."
use their common love of antiques & vintage textiles
to create the amazing furniture & accessories
that are part of the Bokja collection.
They also express their ideas about the world
in the same creative manner.
I adored their stunning tapestries,
at Design Days Dubai ....
they visually reflect the designer's views
of the changing Arab world,
& they have included thought provoking text
in their own words.