Handicraft woks for talented women in Damascus

The  three day handicraft exhibition  which was opened on Saturday evening, (December 28), at the Arab culture center in Abou Rumaneh in Damascus showed embroideries plus crochet works, accessories for houses and decoration made by a group of ladies.

“Project for offering support” and "Lamet Amal" association for children with special needs associations displayed wonderful handicraft works.

Kinda al-Homsi who participated in the event told -Syriatimes that “the goal of participating in this activity is to display distinguished hand works”. The exhibition is a chance to show and promote our works, and it's an opportunity to prove that women are able to develop their own projects. "

“We (ladies) participate in this exhibition to brief people on handworks. We displayed our works via social media .However this time we showed our handcrafts directly to the visitors”, al-Homsi added.

Rihab al-Khuja, the exhibition organizer referred to the importance of the event as it supports skills of the Syrian women.

"Women of Syria have got used to being patient throughout the years of the crisis(started in 2011) and continue to make hand designs that show all they have to serve their community" Rihab said.

'Works and handicrafts which are made by children of special needs in the expo send a message to people that they can be effective producers in society" she added.

"Also, there are hand products for trained martyr's mothers to show their products and we have to encourage women who are talented and able to produce handcrafts “Rihab added.

Many visitors were attracted by the beauty and diversity of works.

Interviewed by: Nada Haj Khidr