From The Earth

Introducing All Natural Handmade Rugs June 02 2011, 0 Comments

We are pleased to introduce all natural handmade rugs in our showroom in Bayader Wadi Seer. These 100% sheep's wool rugs are woven by hand and do not have any dyes or added colors. It is a joy to be able to offer you rugs that are environmentally friendly and support local artisans. We have small rugs that can fill in the extra space of your entryway and larger rugs that are perfect for your salon.


Keep your eyes open for a blog post featuring Fihmi Abu Edshaysh who weaves these lovely pieces inspired by traditional Bedouin designs!



Here at From the Earth we are always looking for new products that highlight both creativity and quality.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

And don't forget, the new purses from Leen Tabba along with her other masterpieces have arrived!


Get to Know....Leen Tabba! May 25 2011, 0 Comments

Fine, hand-crafted artistry is celebrated and showcased at FTE through the
work of various local artists.  Artisan Leen Tabba has the ability to use regular fabrics and turn them into a living story.

Leen began to develop her line of unique fabric products in 2007 when she replicated her grandmother's handmade prayer rug for family members.  Discovering a love of design and art, Leen began to sketch new product designs in the evenings while her children slept. Drawing inspiration from everyday examples of love and beauty, she sought to create pieces that would encourage her clientele to relive precious memories of good times past. An elderly couple enjoying each other's companionship, a mother caring for her child, or young people preparing to marry; these are just some of the stories that feed her creativity.  Gaining inspiration from music as well, she incorporates lyrics from classical Arab singers into her textile creations. Leen studied Business Administration at the University of Jordan and has used her skills to develop viable partnerships with local women who sew her designs.
           
Leen packaging her tablecloths and fabric pieces
Leen's favorite pieces are her fabric and leather tablecloths, purses, jewelry bags, and her night masks filled with lavender. She is currently launching a new line of beautiful yet functional pieces like wall hangings and clothing with detailed embroidery work. All of the fabrics she uses are of the highest quality and are purchased locally in Jordan. Working out of her home allows Leen to care for her children while continuing to develop her professional skills and promote employment for other women in the community. 

Leen is currently working closely with From the Earth to design and create gift items that reflect her creativity yet incorporate new ideas inspired by our customers.  These new items made exclusively for From the Earth can be found at our retail store in Bayader Wadi El Seer. Drop by to see her masterpieces!

New Jewelry! April 28 2011, 0 Comments

Cascading Necklace

We at From The Earth have been very busy over the last few months as we designed and created new jewelry for you to enjoy. We used a combination of coloured stones and olive wood beads in order to create something that is both elegant and fashionable. Since we know it's hard to accessorize your entire outfit, we created each of these pieces with matching earrings and bracelets. Every item will stand-alone but together they can also make a great set to complement your wardrobe!

Cluster Bracelet

All of our new jewelry comes in a black velvet box that showcases each piece and makes gift giving easy.


Cluster Earrings
The brilliant women in our office have been very creative and we hope that you will find the new pieces as trendy as we do! Come check out our new jewelry in our showroom in Bayader Wadi Seer. For our customers in the US, all of our jewelry is available at store.ftehome.com.


Also, with the warmer weather comes the return of the much-anticipated Souq Jara! Souq Jara will resume on Friday, May 13 off on Rainbow Street by 1st Circle. Drop by our tables and be sure to say hi!

Valentine's Day February 09 2011, 0 Comments

Valentine's Day is observed annually on February 14th to celebrate love and affection between close companions.  It is a day reserved for people to express their feelings for each other by presenting gifts of flowers, sweets, and by sending love notes known as "valentines."


At From The Earth we are pleased to introduce a brand new line of beautiful handmade Valentine's Day Cards just in time for this special day for lovers.  Each of our cards are designed to express an extra measure of care for the intended receiver, and are sure to bring a smile to the face and a glow in the heart when presented.

Don't neglect to tell that someone special in your life how much they mean to you, and what better way to say "I love you!" than with one of our uniquely handcrafted Valentine's Day Cards!




Visit any one of our many distributors in Amman to see our full selection of cards, and do so quickly before Valentine's Day passes you by!

Al-Raeda Cinema Bookstore  (Baraka Mall, Sweifieh) - 585-9215
Baka Flowers (Near Mecca Mall)
Books@Cafe (Jabal Amman) - 465-0457
Florable (Medina Street) - 568-0153
Florable (Shmeisani)
Grand Supermarket (Mujamel Jaber) - 581-4630
Hakawati (Mecca Street) - 556-1466
Halteh Flowers (Sweifieh) - 585-6459
Hamley's Toy Store (Mecca St) - 551-1332
Harmony Balloons & Chocolate
Holiday Inn Hotel Gift Shop
Intercontinental Hotel Flowers
Jan Fleur (Abdoun) - 593-4873
Jordan Duty Free (Syrian Border)
Jordan Hotel Supply - 461-2508
Megastore (Mecca Mall)
Me Too Flowers (Medina Street) - 553-0711
Readers Book Store (Above Cozmo) - 582-8488
Regency Palace Hotel Gift Shop
Rihan Flowers
The Good Book Shop (Jabal Amman) - 461-3939
Titles (Abdoun) - 592-4130
US Embassy (Abdoun) - 590-6197

New Line of Handmade Syrian Boxes February 07 2011, 0 Comments

From The Earth is pleased to announce that we have a new selection of handmade inlaid boxes from Old Damascus, Syria now available in our showroom.

We first introduced samples of these exquisite boxes last year, and due to their popularity and quality, we have decided to engage the artisan to provide a full line of these beautiful pieces of practical artwork for our FTE customers.

Notice the fine detail from the box on the above left
Many boxes found in local tourist shops are covered with a thin colored film over cheaply manufactured balsa wood intended to imitate inlaid artwork.

Our boxes however, are carefully crafted using the natural beauty of a variety of genuine hardwoods along with real mother of pearl to produce some of the most ornate and meticulously handcrafted boxes you will ever find!

"Seeing is believing," so come to our showroom to compare these incredible pieces of art against the common street product (which we have for comparison, but will not sell), and you will never buy a cheap imitation again!