Ananasa.com started when two sisters wanted to expose the hidden beauty of the Middle East to the world. Ananasa takes care of logistics, customer service & marketing so artisans can focus on creating their hand-made items. They provide the platform to access a worldwide channel so that individuals can buy unique items from the Middle East, hassle-free.
And that is why it's called Ananasa (اناناسة):
Ana: means "I" in Arabic
Nas: means "the people" in Arabic
A: adding an a at the end allows the word to become feminine, just like the co-founders.
"for the people, by the people".
I love that they will ship worldwide, something that still intimidates me.
So I did a little bit of research and I discovered Khan El Khalili refers to a major souq in the Islamic district in Cairo. Now I was even more confused, what is a souq?
A little more reasearch later and I find out it a souq or souk is an open air marketplace! How interesting, so I gather that this great jug is based off of ones found in the open air marketplace of Cairo.
Very cool. Learn something and shop at the same time! P.S. its only $35!
Check out ananasa.com for that little something unique - as a treat for yourself or a gift for that person that has everything. Please let us know what you liked best!