Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 43 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
Date fest pavilion showcases heritage accessories
By A Staff Reporter August 14, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

ABU DHABI: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development’s ‘SOUGHA’ concluded on a high note its participation at the 14th ‘Liwa Date Festival 2018,’ which was held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

SOUGHA’s participation in the festival has highlighted the UAE’s heritage and local traditions through a range of popular, artistic and creative competitions, which was in adherence to its mission to preserve and develop traditional art and crafts. This falls in line with the Khalifa Fund’s mandate to spread the culture of entrepreneurship, encourage innovation, and support the UAE’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for national socio-economic development.

During ‘Liwa Date Festival 2018,’ the Khalifa Fund showcased 22 handicrafts and heritage products distributed in 11 stores in the pavilion. SOUGHA gathered 260 artisans involved in creative heritage art and crafts using Khous, woven palm, leather, Al Sadou, wool, and one of the oldest crafts of the embroidery industry (Talli). The SOUGHA pavilion displayed a wide range of handcrafted household and office items, and heritage accessories made by Emirati females that can be used for laptops, mobile phones, and wallets.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Emirates Airline’s literature fest announces ‘most promising’ Youth Day
DUBAI: Organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have announced that the inspirational author of the Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner, whose real-life ..
Abu Dhabi Science Festival starts on January 31
ABU DHABI: As part of the UAE Innovation Month the ninth edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF), will be held in the Capital from Jan.31 to Feb.9, the Abu Dhabi..
Labour Sports Festival recommences
SHARJAH: The Second Labour Sports Festival (LSF), organised by the Labour Standards Development Authority (LSDA) in Sharjah, is witnessing increased interest and particip..
Registration for Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Fest announced
ABU DHABI: The Supreme Organising Committee of the Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival 2019 announced that the opening date for registration will be on Jan 7, at the festi..
UAE pavilion at Janadriyah Fest a major success
ABU DHABI: The UAE pavilion at the 33rd Al Janadriyah Festival, which is being held under the slogan, “Faithfulness and Loyalty” in Riyadh, attracted a large number of Sa..
Advertise | Copyright