IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE Tokyo metropolis, the somehow nostalgic and calming atmosphere of the Japan Folk Crafts
Museum, aka Mingeikan, embraces visitors from the first step inside the front entrance area.
RAMY SALAMA DOHA IF you want to acquaint yourself with the folk crafts
popular in Qatar and around the Gulf go to Souq Waqif's Handicraft Center.
There will also be demonstrations of Sichuan folk craft
, such as sugar painting and Qiang embroidery by craft masters, along with demonstrations of Canton decorative porcelain art and Chaozhou Wheat Straw Patchwork.
The SIH aims to document and embrace authentic Emirati folk crafts
and industries, by preserving them for future generations," said Dr Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, chairman of SIH.
The programme aimed to promote folk crafts
, to revive some of the traditional skills and raise awareness about the craft heritage of Pakistan among the younger generation.
This initiative was undertaken as part of the announcing of 2018 as the Year of Tourism and Folk Crafts
The show was a part of the ongoing India- Nepal Folk Crafts
Festival which concludes today.
The program aims at promoting indigenous folk crafts
, reviving dying traditional skills and inculcating knowledge among the younger generation, particularly children about the rich craft heritage of Pakistan.
The festival is, however, characterised by its immersive environment, which goes beyond these main events to also feature a number of elements of cultural heritage including vintage vehicles, food and beverage stalls serving traditional favourites and folk crafts
shops all run by local families.
Full color photography on almost every page illustrate Graham's insights into the history, traditions, and aesthetic principles of expressions ranging from folk crafts
to architecture, clothing, pottery, woodblock printings, silk hangings and much more.
The event included show of films about Kyrgyzstan, exhibition of folk crafts
and applied arts, and photo exhibition about the culture of Kyrgyzstan.
The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, a folk crafts
painter in the Abramtsevo estate of the Russian industrialist and art patron Savva Mamontov.