fbpx Ya Hafeth Ya Ameen | Amman Design Week
1 - 9 September 2016
Event Type
Independent Space

About the Exhibition

This joint exhibition of the Widad Kawar Collection and the Sami Yousef Collection at the TIRAZ Centre takes you back to a time of superstitions and magic through jewelry. The exhibition focuses on silver jewelry, particularly amulets and talismans. The exhibition features hand-selected pieces ranging from the early 20th century until today from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Oman and Yemen.


TIRAZ is a Jordan-based, non-governmental organization that is home to the largest existing collection of Palestinian and Jordanian traditional costumes. Over a period of 50 years, with pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries, the collection has grown to include over 2000 items of costumes, weavings, home utensils and jewelry. This collection stemmed from a passion to preserve a disappearing heritage, whether due to occupation or rapid modernization and urbanization. TIRAZ aims to shed light on the vibrant Palestinian, Jordanian and neighboring Arab countries’ rich cultural heritage and living traditions.

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The Widad Kawar Collection in partnership with The Sami Yousef Collection
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