Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

The artist who preserves landscapes and portraits in sand on the West Bank - in pictures

Craftsman Mohammed Al-Awawda makes the intricate pieces from his workshop in Hebron

It's a painstaking process, where every coloured grain must be poured into the glass in the right order to capture an accurate likeness.

The practice of sand art is something craftsman Mohammed Al-Awawda has spent years fine-tuning from his workshop in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The artist creates everything from landscapes to patterns to even portraits, which can be commissioned by customers.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more from Al-Awawda's shop.

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Updated: July 18, 2019 02:27 PM

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