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Cultural Treasures of Jordan: Jordan's Traditional Crafts

£39.99

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'TURAB' literally means 'earth' or 'soil' in Arabic and is an acronym for Terath Al-Urdun Al-Baqi meaning 'Jordan's Everlasting Heritage'. TURAB is an officially registered, tax-exempt cultural charity. It was founded in 1994. Its official purpose is to 'protect, preserve and propogate traditional Jordanian, Arab and Islamic culture and heritage.'
This book is the third in a proposed extended series by TURAB that aims to do precisely that, with special concentration on those areas of Jordan's heritage that have up to now been neglected. Everyone knows the marvels of Petra, Jerash and the Dead Sea and the Desert Castles etc.; and indeed, there exists a spate of books about these, but few people are aware of the treasures Jordan has by way of traditional crafts. Indeed, this book is perhaps the first one ever published exclusively and systematically on this subject, and it is hoped that it will serve not only as an introduction to Jordan's traditional crafts, but as a practical field-guide to arts and crafts all over Jordan. Thus, on behalf of TURAB's trustees and members, it is my pleasure to present Jordan's traditional crafts to the world, in the hope that they finally receive the international recognition and appreciation they deserve.

In very good condition.Some bumps to corners of dust jacket. One small stain to endpaper.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31x27cm
Edition:
2000 Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
123
Publisher:
TURAB
Title:
Cultural Treasures of Jordan

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'TURAB' literally means 'earth' or 'soil' in Arabic and is an acronym for Terath Al-Urdun Al-Baqi meaning 'Jordan's Everlasting Heritage'. TURAB is an officially registered, tax-exempt cultural charity. It was founded in 1994. Its official purpose is to 'protect, preserve and propogate traditional Jordanian, Arab and Islamic culture and heritage.'
This book is the third in a proposed extended series by TURAB that aims to do precisely that, with special concentration on those areas of Jordan's heritage that have up to now been neglected. Everyone knows the marvels of Petra, Jerash and the Dead Sea and the Desert Castles etc.; and indeed, there exists a spate of books about these, but few people are aware of the treasures Jordan has by way of traditional crafts. Indeed, this book is perhaps the first one ever published exclusively and systematically on this subject, and it is hoped that it will serve not only as an introduction to Jordan's traditional crafts, but as a practical field-guide to arts and crafts all over Jordan. Thus, on behalf of TURAB's trustees and members, it is my pleasure to present Jordan's traditional crafts to the world, in the hope that they finally receive the international recognition and appreciation they deserve.

In very good condition.Some bumps to corners of dust jacket. One small stain to endpaper.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31x27cm
Edition:
2000 Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
123
Publisher:
TURAB
Title:
Cultural Treasures of Jordan

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