The Arab Hospitality, Coffee Pot Design
The Arab Hospitality, Coffee Pot Design was inspired by the beautiful tradition of hospitality that is practised among the people living in Arabic-speaking countries.
The tradition of providing the utmost hospitality for guests and visitors goes back millenniums. In the Arabian Peninsula, it was the societal rule that it is the host's duty to feed, house, and serve the visitor for 3 full days until they can even ask why the guest is visiting them or how they can help the guest. This is not an exaggeration. Visitors of Arabs express their gratitude for the welcoming and inviting atmosphere that is present strongly in the Arabic households.
The Arabic calligraphy writing "إكرام الضيف واجب" translates literally to "Honouring one's guest is a duty". This is a famous saying, emphasising the importance of ensuring the comfort and happiness of the guests. The use of the traditional Arabic coffee pot and the plate of dates next to it, represents what an Arabian night looks like. Two or more people, drinking coffee and eating dates under the moonlight, next to their tent in the desert, discussing the meaning of life.
Arabic writing is usually viewed with suspicion and fear as many people associate it unjustifiably with terrorism. Thus, through showing the beauty of Arabic writing and Arabic calligraphy via printing it on hippie T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tank tops, mugs, canvas, tote cotton bags, and mouse pads; we hope to change the perception of Arabic writing towards admiration and appreciation.