Christmas Bazaar, “From the Heart of Jordan” enjoys a successful weekend featuring Jordanian handmade crafts produced by rural women

Amman, 18-20 December 2014 – Within the framework of the UNESCO project, “Empowering Rural women in the Jordan Valley”, funded by the Drosos Foundation, the Ghor el-Safi Women’s Association hosted a three-day Christmas Bazaar in downtown Amman. The Bazaar gathered six women’s cooperatives from all around the Kingdom, each presenting their locally made crafts including natural soaps, textiles, pottery and accessories.
With the support of partner al-Hima Foundation, the members of the Ghor el-Safi Women’s Association for Social Development proudly displayed their eco-friendly original brand of Safi Crafts products. Safi Crafts produces Jordanian handmade crafts using natural dyes such as mud from the Dead Sea and plants from Dana and the Jordan Valley.
The Bazaar, “From the Heart of Jordan” opened its doors on Thursday, December 18th at 6:00pm at the new Art Hotel, in downtown Amman. The opening ceremony was attended by His Excellency, Dr. Monther Jamhawi, Director General of the Department of Antiquities...

Amman, 18-20 December 2014 – Within the framework of the UNESCO project, “Empowering Rural women in the Jordan Valley”, funded by the Drosos Foundation, the Ghor el-Safi Women’s Association hosted a three-day Christmas Bazaar in downtown Amman. The Bazaar gathered six women’s cooperatives from all around the Kingdom, each presenting their locally made crafts including natural soaps, textiles, pottery and accessories.

With the support of partner al-Hima Foundation, the members of the Ghor el-Safi Women’s Association for Social Development proudly displayed their eco-friendly original brand of Safi Crafts products. Safi Crafts produces Jordanian handmade crafts using natural dyes such as mud from the Dead Sea and plants from Dana and the Jordan Valley.

The Bazaar, “From the Heart of Jordan” opened its doors on Thursday, December 18th at 6:00pm at the new Art Hotel, in downtown Amman. The opening ceremony was attended by His Excellency, Dr. Monther Jamhawi, Director General of the Department of Antiquities of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan, on behalf of His Excellency Dr. Nidal Katamine, Minister of Labor and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. The Japanese Ambassador to Jordan, His Excellency Shuichi Sakurai and a number of other high-level personalities also attended the successful opening. During the weekend, the Bazaar was well attended by both foreigners and Jordanians who expressed their appreciation and interest in the high quality products featured by the women.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, UNESCO Representative to Jordan Ms. Costanza Farina emphasized, “UNESCO is supporting the women of Ghor el Safi to improve Safi Crafts’ quality, design and marketing and improve management within the cooperative. During the past year, the women have enjoyed a series of trainings on natural dyeing, design, accounting and management with enthusiasm and great results”.