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Queen Rania launches Jordanian handicraft exhibition

Queen Rania of Jordan has launched the 24th edition of the Jordan River Designs Handicrafts Exhibition in Abdoun.

The Queen launched the exhibit that puts a spotlight on handcrafted items made by women from local communities.

Her Majesty received a tour of the exhibition alongside the Jordan River Foundation Director General Enaam Barrishi, where she saw “wonderful products” like wall hangings, cushions, rugs, and candles. She was also able to meet the women who designed the items; these ladies were able to share their experiences with the Queen. They all had received support from the Jordan River Foundation through social and economic programmes.

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Her Majesty commended the women for their hard work and the effort they put into their designs. Later on social media, Queen Rania said: “Thank you to all the women who put so much heart and hard work into these wonderful products and to all the Foundation’s supporters and friends.”

Queen Rania also met with donors and partners of the Jordan River Foundation (who has helped 520 women this year) to hear how they are helping local women. She thanked them for their support and stressed that their support helped the artists support their families.

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The Jordan River Designs Handicrafts Exhibition is being held in the showroom of the foundation. This year’s theme is “The Jordan You Love, Handmade”, – focusing on Jordanian folklore and the kingdom’s nomadic and rural heritage.

Queen Rania is the chair of the non-profit Jordan River Foundation that was established in 1995. It aims to empower the community and provide a safe environment for children and equal opportunities.

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