The team of French and Jordanian experts also found over 250 artifacts at the site, including exquisite animal figurines, which they believe were used in rituals to invoke supernatural forces for successful hunts.
Expo 2020 Dubai’s Design and Crafts Programme has launched MENASA - Emirati Design Platform, which showcases more than 40 local and international designers,
The festival drew visitors to discover the charm and aesthetics of folk arts and the details of Emirati customs and traditions through a variety of activities and cultural experiences.
The Agriculture Environment pavilion presents a live showcase of the Emirati palm frond-weaving craft of “safeefah”.
The practice of applying kohl is a tradition that runs deep in Emirati societies, reveals a veteran kohl-maker at the 18th Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD), as she demonstrates the art of making the traditional Emirati kohl using ‘ithmid’ or ‘antimony’ – a lustrous grey metalloid sourced from the Al Hejaz region in Saudi Arabia.
Witnessing the participation of 80 artists from the UAE, the festival celebrated Emirati heritage, identity and cultural, artistic and creative achievements, highlighting the UAE’s hosting of many prestigious cultural events...
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) with the theme ‘Sustainability and Heritage ... A Reborn Aspiration’, was a place where painters and artists — besides others from other disciplines — held their own.
Sheikh Humaid lauded the patronage and monitoring of President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed for all heritage festivals. He said the Al Tallah festival is being held for the 12th consecutive year, and such festivals encourage people to preserve Emirati heritage.. .