Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri have transformed the Bokja showroom in Beirut into a community centre where people can bring home furnishings damaged in last month's Beirut explosion to be repaired using signature red stitchwork, for free.
Bokja Mends is simply a means to support the unsupported and to protect and preserve memories of those who have lost more than just their homes.
The artisans working with Bokja Mends use a signature red stitch inspired from a surgical suture normally used to close and heal wounds on the human body.
So far, people have brought in sofas, armchairs and bed headboards, and they are prepared for all sorts of furnishings.