Riyadh inaugurates first store to sell handicrafts made by Saudi artisans

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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
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Some of the Saudi handicraft products available at Sawgha, (SPA)
Updated 24 June 2019
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Riyadh inaugurates first store to sell handicrafts made by Saudi artisans

  • Sawgha is the first Saudi store specialized in selling pieces made by skilled Saudi artisans and craftsmen

RIYADH: The National Handicrafts Program (Bari) inaugurated the Sawgha store at the Radisson Blu hotel in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.
Sawgha is the first Saudi store specialized in selling pieces made by skilled Saudi artisans and craftsmen. 
These pieces include ceramics, weaving, embroidery, wall paintings, pottery, woodwork, jewelry and ornaments.
Bari is a flagship program of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).
The store is the result of cooperation between the STHC and the hotel industry with the aim of marketing the products of national artisans and craftsmen. 
Bari provided the store with 1,229 handicraft products made by 59 artisans from six Saudi regions.
The program has signed cooperation agreements with a number of hotels and resorts to support Saudi craft businesses and products for use in interior decoration, and market them in hotel gift shops. More than 4,600 Saudis are included in the national register of artisans and craftsmen.
 

 


Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

Updated 22 July 2019
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Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

  • The 24th World Scout Jamboree runs from July 22 until August 2
  • 45,000 youths from more than 150 scout associations are participating

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association will participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree under the theme “Unlock a New World” at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, US.

The jamboree will run from July 22 until Aug. 2 with the participation of 45,000 young people representing more than 150 scout associations members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association, said that the Kingdom’s delegation included more than 100 scouts and rover scouts between the ages of 14-17 and would include educational activities that promoted peace, intercultural understanding and life leadership skills.

He said that the jamboree slogan would also inspire scouts to become active citizens able to create a more sustainable world by identifying global issues such as climate change through activities including hiking and workshops so they could help themselves in a rapidly changing world.

The jamboree is the largest outdoor educational event organized by the Scout Movement, which serves more than 51 million youth worldwide.