Edited by Nazeih Taleb Maarouf
Preface by Dr. Halit Eren
İstanbul, 2009 (in Arabic and English)
The First International Congress on Tourism and Traditional Crafts was organised jointly with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. It was held in Riyadh, on 7-14 November 2006. The congress highlighted the handicrafts of the Muslim world in their gerat diversity. It included a folkloric parade, exhibitions of artisans-at-work, exhibitions of products, and an Award for creativity in crafts for innovative works of artisans of the Muslim world. This book contains thirty-two papers arranged under the following section titles: Globalization and the Role of Media in Raising Awareness; Interaction between Tourism and Handicrafts; Craft Villages and Tourism Activation; Handicrafts as Tourism, Social, Economical and Cultural Necessity; Preservation of Arts and Crafts; Textiles and Quality: Creating New Ornamental Designs; Tiles, Ceramic, Ebru and Bookbinding; Education, Research and Documentation; Patronage and Government Efforts; Marketing Opportunities; Heritage Identity and Cultural Tourism. The Report and Recommendations of the congress and the Riyadh International Declaration it adopted are also included.