Protecting Levantine Crafts Through Embedded Training and Traditional Learning

This project aims to train young Syrians and Jordanians in traditional craft-work skills including mother-of-pearl inlay, woodcarving, carpentry, and wood mosaic.

The crafts skills of the Levant have been endangered by regional instability. Turquoise Mountain aims to train a new generation of Syrian and Jordanian artisans, creating a critical mass of artisans equipped to maintain these important cultural traditions.

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Location: Jordan, Syria, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): Turquoise Mountain Trust Funder(s): British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS Funding received: £97,060.00 Commencement Date: 10/2019 Project Status: Active
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