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Widad Kawar

Widad Kawar

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1931
  • Age : 90
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Widad Kawar , was born in Tulkarm city in 1931, is an internationally renowned collector of Jordanian and Palestinian ethnic and cultural arts.

 She has amassed an extensive collection of dresses, costumes, textiles, and jewelry over the past 50 years, seeking to preserve a culture that has been largely dispersed by conflict.

Kawar is known as Umm l'ibas al-falastini — the mother of Palestinian dress.

Widad Kawar is one of the main references for the Palestinian and Jordanian heritage, especially in embroidery, embroidery, embroidery, transportation, country, and its wall throughout the year, and it has been hand-painted, embroidery, embroidery, and embroidery. Wedad has the largest collection of heritage, flying It has the title "Mother of Palestinian Dress."

Her writings

Kawar, Widad: Threads of Identity: Preserving Palestinian Costume and Heritage ISBN 978-9963-610-41-9 Rimal Publications. 2011

Kawar, Widad: Pracht Und Geheimnis - Kleidung Und Schmuck Aus Palästina Und Jordanien ISBN 3-923158-15-7 Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Munich. 1987

Kawar, Widad and Tania Nasir: Palestinian Embroidery : Traditional "Fallahi" Cross-Stitch ISBN 3-927270-04-0. Munich, State Museum of Ethnography. 1992.

Achievements and Awards

Widad Kawar won the Prince Claus International Prize at the end of 2012, and she received it on Monday 4 February 2013 from the Dutch ambassador to Amman during an official ceremony. In 2014, Wedad won the Heritage Prize from the Sharjah government, the King Hussein Medal in 1993, and the Jordanian Tourism Medal in 2014. 1992 for her role in organizing the Seville World Fair, and in 1986 she was awarded the Jerash Festival Medal.



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