Various works inspired from local heritage in exhibition in Damascus

The Arab Cultural Center in Mezzeh in Damascus is currently hosting the artworks of 24 plastic artists within an exhibition that aims at reviving the Syrian heritage and enhancing the Syrian identity. 

The event comes within the framework of the efforts being exerted by the Ministry of Culture to maintain tangible and intangible heritage. 

The exhibition showcased many paintings that embodied the Damascene environment and its original heritage.

Syrian Artist Hiyam Salman’s Fabric Artworks Turned into Scarfs in Japan

Art is creativity ,  beauty, love, sincerity, freedom  and a very important message  through which a person can express his feelings  in a way that neither language nor body movements can  reflect. Art is the air which we breathe and  keeps us  alive” Artist Mrs. Haiyam Salman said in an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper.  

The artist  took part  in the  Middle East Bazar for Arab products ( X mas Arabian Bazar ) recently held in Kyoto in Japan with the participation of  a number of Arab countries including Syria, Yemen and Palestine .   

The Bazar, which was organized by YDY  ( my hand) -Bridge project,  displayed a wide variety of traditional Arab  handmade products such as Syrian olive oil and soap, traditional clothes, artworks ,  accessories , drinks and Arabic  coffee .

The x mas Arabian bazar, which witnessed a remarkable turn out , was characterized by showcasing artist Salman’s fabric artworks  and  which were turned   later into scarves manufactured with  high Japanese quality and technique.   

To shed light on this unique participation by a prominent Syrian artist, Mrs. Hiyam Salman told Syriatimes  “ YDY –bridge project  is an integrated project as it combines  civil society, marketing and reviving culture. It seeks to achieve   the idea   “with my hand, I create my future”.  YDY project  is a wonderful and distinguished project  which  supports  marketing  traditional handicraft products” . 

Reproductive Health

The Ministry of Information, in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund in Damascus, held a workshop on reproductive health. The workshop was opened by the Director of the Reproductive Health Center, Dr. Reem Dahman, who defined reproductive health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes.She also mentioned the components of reproductive health that include  motherhood, family planning, early detection of cancer, care for women after childbearing age, in addition to medical examination before marriage.

“Colors of Syria” a special Bazaar for Christmas products

Colors of Syria Bazaar concluded yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus with 120 participants who displayed their creative handmade products .

The bazaar, which lasted for three days, included various products of traditional hand embroidery, soap, food products, jewelry, clothes, sweets, and a lot of Christmas supplies.

The exhibits also included embroideries of various types and colors that covered clothes, accessories, artwork, wool works, colored cloth, handmade  perfumes and gifts, as well as food and sweets corners

The Organizer of the Bazaar, Rana Tabaa, Said to Syria times E- news -paper that the main aim of holding such an event  is to renew commercial and social activity that and to provide an opportunity for women who work in the field of handicrafts to market and promote their products

Tabaa pointed out that since the start of holding Bazaars at the Sheraton Hotel in 2016, “ our purpose has been to promote the products of Syrian women with the possibility of finding permanent job opportunities for a number of them, and to shed light on the traditional Syrian handicrafts in a contemporary way and introduce them to society again”.

Christmas Bazaar is an opportunity to promote Hand craft products

Various products that attract the attention of the visitors, in the "Christmas Bazaar" that was held by the Brigma Company at the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus for three days.

The bazaar, which started on Thursday and conclude on yesterday, displayed a various works and hand made products and that the family needs including clothes, food, sweets and drinks for this occasion, as well as crochet works, distinguished woolen, and other things according to Nancy Al- Ajlani the Bazaar organizer.

 Al-Ajlani said to Syria Times e- newspaper that the bazaar is considered an important opportunity to promote hand craft distinguished products in addition to spreading joy and happiness.

“More than 100 young men and women participated in the event displaying their woks which are handicrafts and traditional crafts, such as leather bags, flowers, cloths and Damascene food” she added.

Asmaa Othman, a participant in this event from displayed her hand made chocolate. She wanted people to acquaint with her  product and she found the bazaar a good opportunity to showcase chocolate which people serve it as hospitality in Christmas occasions . She added that her aim of this participation is to market her products.