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Queen Rania launches annual Jordan River handicrafts exhibition

2 Apr 2019

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania launched the 23rd annual Jordan River Designs handicrafts exhibition on Tuesday, introducing a new collection of items by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF).

Accompanied by JRF Director General Enaam Barrishi, Queen Rania toured the exhibition viewing this year’s collection of home furnishings, gift items, wall hangings, rugs, cushions and fashion accessories, according to a statement sent by Her Majesty’s office.

Held at the new Jordan River Designs showroom, the exhibition featured a wide range of handmade items celebrating the traditional and contemporary arts of rural and nomadic Jordan, created by female artisans from local communities. Drawing inspiration from natural landscapes, Islamic geometric motifs, Arabic calligraphy, the gundelia plant and the ancient city of Petra, the handicrafts incorporated a wide range of techniques, including needlework, embroidery, photography, printmaking and the use of new media.

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