You know we love to search the web for interesting sites, unusual creations, for fun and for inspiration. Today we wanted to introduce our latest find: Ananasa.com a great marketplace filled with beautiful items from the Middle East.

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 decided to browse around and see what sort of treasures are featured in the marketplace. I found so many beautiful and unique items like these Green Heels for $169. They are super cute! And genuine leather, nice. 

I love that they will ship worldwide, something that still intimidates me.

I loved this great "tea pitcher" that I found but it was called a ‘Khan El Khalili’ Jug, so I decided to find out what that actually means. The description says only "A beautiful handmade glass jug in Blue with a mix of silver colored metal. Also available in olive green and dark honey." 

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!

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