Liwa Date Festival Traditional Market… An Insight into Lives of Ancestors

Liwa Date Festival Traditional Market… An Insight into Lives of Ancestors
2013-07-17 13:59:56

WAM ABU DHABI,July 17th, 2013 (WAM) — Being held on the sidelines of the Liwa Date Festival 2013 from July 18th-25th, a Traditional Market will showcase products and a lifestyle that echo the spirit and originality of UAE society.

The displayed products give the visitors an insight into the lives and traditions of ancestors, and can be considered as a traditional legacy with all the heritage they carry.

The Director of the Liwa Date Festival, Obaid Khalfan Al Mazrouei, announced that there will be 160 shops at the Market which will benefit more than 306 Emirati families displaying products made from palm trees, like the Al Surood (a round mat made of palm leaves), Al Mukhrafa (a basket made of palm leaves), Al Jahfeer (another type of basket made of palm leaves), floor mats, Al Meshab (a table-mat made of palm leaves) and Al Yrab (a large bag made of palm leaves and used to conserve dry dates). Also on display are pastries made with dates and date sauce in addition to all varieties of Al Ratab (half-ripe dates).

The Market includes a number of Majalis (traditional meeting places), which will host women artisans to display their products. This will give visitors the chance to discover the splendour of traditional products made by a group of Emirati mothers, and the opportunity to see how the traditions and heritage of artisans at work are handed down through the generations..

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