Frequently Asked Questions


What is Nakawa?

NAKAWA is one of the only commercially manufacturing brands to employ the Pate de Verre (glass paste) process for art glass and crystal sculptures in the Middle East. In this technique, crushed glass is packed in a refractory mould and then fused in a kiln originally invented by the Egyptians. Every NAKAWA piece has to pass 18 stages before reaching stores.

What does the word “Nakawa” mean?

NAKAWA, is derived from the Arabic word Naqi which means pure and it is also a Swahili word that means Beauty, is what we are always searching for, it is what we strive to embody, it is what we want to see. It is what we want to surround ourselves with. For in a world where moments slip through our fingers faster than the mind can register, immersing our senses in a thing of beauty is something we can do to keep that little flame of joy kindled.

What are the Nakawa products?

Every one of the pieces from NAKAWA effortlessly narrates a story from life, mythology and culture. The magic in the detailing brings to life the artist’s vision setting each one apart in its rendering. With artists from all over the world, the NAKAWA product line is a perfect blend of different creative sensibilities.


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How large is the Nakawa collection?

The Nakawa collection has over 200 products, with several theme based categories.


How many categories are there under the Nakawa collection?

There is a total of 6 categories, starting from Magestic with a collection of elegant products, Classic Times is based on arabic culture, Inner Soul is more of the spiritual side, Fantasia is the artist horses collection, Pure Love is based more around the emotional side and finally Poetic Beauty is a fantastic collection of artist designs.

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How long does buying a product online take for delivery?

Can I customize/ personalize a product?

Yes, you can customize the product, all you have to do is go to the Customize section and fill up the form.

Does deliver globally?

Where is Nakawa’s manufacturing unit?

Can I order large quantities online?

Can I buy large quantities on a promotion?

Does any tax apply when purchasing from the site?

Does Nakawa provide a gift wrapping service?

What is the process of making a single crystal piece?

How can I contact the Nakawa head office?

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