This spinning toy, which doubles as a pencil holder, is inspired by the 700-year-old dance practiced by Sufi dervishes. Spinning serenely, dervishes enter a spiritual trance when practicing this ancient ritual. “Sama” is named after the meditation ceremony during this mystical dance is performed.
Produced in Tripoli, this unique piece emerged from a partnership between Minjara and the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) Design Department at the University of Balamand.
By Alexandra Bassil
Dimensions: 9 cm x 4 cm