AMMAN – Her Majesty Queen Rania launched the 25th Jordan River Designs Crafts Exhibition on Wednesday, launching a new collection of items handcrafted by women in local communities across the country, the Queen’s office said in a statement. communicated.
Spanning three floors in the Jordan River Designs showroom in Amman, the exhibition showcases a wide range of handmade items under the title ‘Playgrounds’, celebrating traditional and contemporary arts from rural Jordan and nomadic.
To date, JRF’s social enterprise projects have empowered thousands of women and their families, providing year-round technical and entrepreneurial training through Bani Hamidah Designs, Al Karma Embroidery and Wadi Al Rayan designs.
Accompanied by JRF Managing Director Enaam Barrishi, Social Enterprise Director Mahfouz Said and Senior Designer Faridon Abida, Her Majesty toured the exhibition and viewed this year’s selection of traditional home and office accessories, gift items, wall hangings, tapestries, rugs and cushions. .
A visual adventure celebrating Jordan’s rich heritage, the exhibition features a number of themed collections titled ‘Excursions’, ‘Wonderlands’ and ‘Roots’.
Inspired by the striking land and waterscapes of Jordan, rural folklore and the festive spirit of nomadic culture, each collection uses a wide range of techniques including sewing, embroidery, photography, printmaking, handwork, metal, banana leaf basketry and half-basketry.
The Queen concluded her tour of the exhibition with a brief visit to JRF’s restaurant, Daimeh, where she mingled with the rest of the attendees. Among them were the vice-chairman of the JRF board, Amin Khleifat, as well as ambassadors and a group of partners and donors of the foundation.
Founded in 1995, JRF is a non-profit Jordanian non-governmental organization chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania. The foundation runs the Jordan Child Safety and Jordan River Community Empowerment programs, and aims to help Jordanians realize their full economic potential and overcome social challenges.
Since its establishment, JRF has initiated numerous socio-economic projects for local women and refugees, providing employment opportunities to improve their livelihoods, while also focusing on child protection programs and efforts to combat abuse.
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