Syrian Company for Handicrafts Opens "Ubbaha" Center In Lattakia to Revive Famous Syrian Traditional Industries

"Undoubtedly, Syria is home to the oldest and most famous handicrafts that refelct Syria’s civilization,  cultural heritage and identity. This industry has been a vital part of the aesthetic culture that characterized Syria throughout history,” Mr. Kenan Shammat, Head of Operations at the Syrian Company for Handicrafts said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper on the occasion of the recent opening of the company's “Ubbaha” ( luxurious) center for exhibiting and supporting Syrian handicrafts in Lattakia.

Shammat pointed out that the Syrian company for handicrafts was established in 2016 in Damascus as one of the institutions of the Syrian Trust for Development aiming to revive and preserve the deep-rooted Syrian handicrafts industry. The company also seeks finding new local and foreign markets for the handicrafts, transferring the industry to the coming generations, shedding light on the industry's importance and developing its tools and cooperating with Syrian craftsmen to enhance and promote their skills, he said.

Effective Syrian Participation in Cairo International Book Fair

Over the past eight years, the Syrian people have faced a terrorist war that affected all walks of life in the country, including culture, yet this heinous terrorist aggression couldn't stop the Syrians from seeking a way to convey Syria's cultural message to the world.

Within this framework, Syria participated in the 50th Cairo International Book Fair which was concluded yesterday after showcasing thousands of books published by more than 1200 publishing houses representing 35 Arab and foreign countries.

The participating Syrian publishers stressed that the Syrian publishing houses  will continue to take part in all Arab and international events despite the war and the conspiracy that Syria is facing.

Exhibition Showcasing Syrian Contemporary Art Held in Iran's City of Tabriz

TEHRAN, (ST)- A fine art exhibition showcasing the Syrian contemporary art was opened on Sunday at the Islamic Art University in the Iranian city of Tabriz.

Four prominent Syrian artists are taking part in the four-day event, exhibiting 40 pieces selected from their most distinguished artworks which include, painting, Scupture and photography.

"Amina" a Film Depicting Patience and Sacrifices of Syrian Mothers during the War

In order to shed light on the human and social impacts of the crisis in Syria, especially  on Syrian women,  the General Establishment for Cinema have produced a number of documentary films that tell different stories of people who suffered the repurcussions of the brutal terrrorist war on Syria.

Within this context , the public screening of the feature film “Amina” kicked off at “Dar Al-Assad” for Culture in Lattakia province on Friday in the presence of the film Director Ayman Zeidan and a number of participating artists.

"Syrian Plastic Art Days" Festivity in Lattakia

 Plastic art exhibitions and forums are considered cultural and civilized phenomenon. They are mobile artistic libraries which are linked to the varied fields of innovation.

"Art is a message of civilization, history and innovation and it is one of the finest types of expression. Art’s messages are uncountable as every artist has his own views to express," Syrian artist Hiyam Salman told the Syriatimes e-newspaper on the sidelines of a plastic art exhibition currently held in Lattakia within the framework of the "The Syrian Plastic Art Days” Festivity, which was recently launched by the Culture Ministry in all Syrian provinces and which included several intellectual and artistic activities.