Al-Ahsa Creative City of crafts & Folkart

Participation in the international workshop in South Korea

Al-Ahsa participated as the representative of the Kingdom in the international handicraft workshop for member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network established in South Korea, where Al-Hasa joined the global network in the creative field of handicrafts and folk arts at the initiative of Al-Ahsa Municipality. Advisor to the Mayor and Head of the Task Force of the Al-Ahsa membership in the network, Eng. Ahmed Al-Matar and the international communication officer in the team Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shibayth.
Engineer Al-Matar stressed in the workshop the need to pay attention to the culture of cities and its creative pulse and the development of handicrafts and folkloric arts. He explained that Al-Ahsa possesses the creative ingredients that make it among its counterparts from all over the world. The Italian city of Fabriano and the Mayor of Sasayama and the heads of the delegations of the participating cities. During the workshop, the rain presented a visual presentation about the city, which included the definition of Oasis and its importance for the region. In addition to a review of the handicrafts program in Saudi Arabia prepared by the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage. He pointed to the Authority's interest in this crafts through training, development and guidance. He described the role of Al-Ahsa Community Municipality in providing services to craftsmen and engaging them in Most events, festivals and events, and its current efforts to create a market for folk crafts.
For their part, the audience expressed their admiration for the pride of Al-Ahsa Oasis through its visual presentation and rich information, expressing their wish to visit the Kingdom in general and Al-Ahsa in particular.
Dr. Al-Shibayth provided a detailed explanation of a number of handicrafts (the manufacture and sewing of abaya, the manufacture of Dallah "coffee" and the trip of the wicker), through the exhibition accompanying the workshop, and visitors expressed their admiration for Al-Ahsa Pavilion, especially the craft of pasht and how to make it and its creativity. Design and mastery in the work and the extent of the Kingdom's interest in it.


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