Saray founder, Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites, is a respected scholar and author whose research and travels throughout India and the Arab world have made him a leading force for the renaissance of traditional Islamic and Indian craftsmanship at the highest levels.
For more than 30 years he has worked for the restoration and recognition of these precious skills, often passed down through generations of artisan families.
Inspired by the beauty of the Taj Mahal, Crites decided to create a company that would promote and protect the artistic heritage of traditional cultures from Morocco to Malaysia. Saray was born.
No less an authority than The Metropolitan Museum of Art has recognized the quality and historical integrity of Saray designs by installing their hand-carved jali screens in the museum’s celebrated Eastern Gallery. Saray designs, architectural projects and exhibitions have appeared in such respected publications as House & Gardens, Architectural Digest, Interiors, Vanity Fair and Newsweek.
Main banner at top: Carved white marble fountain filled with rose petals.
Left: Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites checking the inlay work for a project.