Fables Alive! are a series of mask making workshops that take inspiration from Kalila Wa Dimna, exclusively developed for Dubai Design Week 2016.

Kids and teenagers were introduced to the magical world of mask making through animal characters from the fables which were carefully selected to appeal to kids and teenagers, and to ignite their imagination and creativity. They learn how to stuff and decorate large doll heads, which can be used as cushions or playful masks.

Kalila wa Dimna is an enchanting collection of animal fables that carry morals that promote justice, friendship, wisdom and prudence. The tales are told through animals such as jackals, crows, owls, rabbits, lions and bulls.