This unique and elegant decoration, made by hand from recycled wood, is a great accent piece for any home. Consider it as a gift or seasonal decoration for Ramadan, when cannons are traditionally used to announce the daily breaking of the fast.
When Majid al-Batayneh, a resident of Irbid, retired from the General Security Service in 2005, he felt he had just lifted a great burden from his shoulders. He had been working continuously for 47 years -- almost his entire life. For most of his career, he did not have time to pursue his passions and hobbies. His retirement was finally his opportunity to do so. He started simple: by manufacturing a clean wooden box using an old fashioned design. After, Majid worked on developing his woodworking knowledge. He started taking his first steps towards producing wooden models of all kinds. The many challenges facing Majid stem from the lack of various types of timber required and the difficulty of marketing his range of products.What distinguishes Majid’s wood products is his use of a variety of wood-types, including reused and up-cycled materials. When creating larger works, he likes to use many different types of wood, adopting a beautiful and unique method for each piece. Majid begins the design process by always, first, selecting the type of wood to be used. He then starts cutting the different pieces which are later assembled together. Majid speaks about the durability of each piece, all...Read More