The starting point of the project was the souvenir of an olive-carved camel that is sold in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a very common object in the local souvenir market, because its orientalist “fragrance”, however it has lost its relevance in the world of souvenirs and according to merchants in the Old City is hardly sold. The design process tried to give it new relevance and to tie it back to the modern and multifaceted city of Jerusalem. The produce is a collection of camel figurines, some of which were processing of camels bought in the Old City, and some of which were created from scratch. Each camel family referred to a different aspect of the place — using materials, symbols and shapes.
— Advisor: Tal Gur
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