Heritage motifs win praise at Jeddah book fair

Sun, 2019-12-15 01:21

JEDDAH: The heritage ornamental motifs and colors from different regions in the Kingdom won the appreciation of the visitors at the fifth International Jeddah Book Fair, which is currently taking place in South Obhur in Jeddah under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.

The visual arts featured traditional works that simulate inscriptions and motifs carved on wooden doors and windows from all over the Kingdom, giving vitality and beauty to the buildings they adorn. 

For many, especially for heritage lovers and decorators, such designs represent a visual historical memory, highlighting their own roots across the Kingdom.

In addition to books, several pavilions have been set up at the event to highlight Saudi Arabia’s rich histories. Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Studies and Research Center’s pavilion is drawing large crowds by presenting its research on the holy city. The center is a pioneer in providing historical information about the region’s culture and heritage.

Its pavilion at the Jeddah Book Fair, features scientific, historical and cultural publications and studies related to Madinah. Various historical documents, photos and issues of its journals are also on display.

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