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COMBINING HERITAGE WITH NOVELTY.
The handicraft sector plays a vital role in income and employment and is seen as a tool for poverty reduction. At the same time handicrafts are of great importance, as they serves to preserve and promote cultural and artistic traditions for the generations to come. This is of out most importance, as the historical and cultural heritage, which has made Siwa a worldwide touristic destination, is rapidly disappearing.
This project aims at developing the five traditional Siwan handicrafts in a way that it combines traditional heritage with novelty. Women will be taught how to produce the traditional Siwan handicrafts, and will also learn to adapt their techniques to modern-markets, to produce distinguished products for a wider audience.
Women will be trained in:
ARTISANSHIP, WHICH IS PRACTICED BY MEN AND WOMEN IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF SIWAN IDENTITY.