Editet by Nazeih Taleb Maarouf,
Foreword by Halit Eren,
This is the album of the winning entries of the Muscat International Award for Innovation and Creativity in Crafts. This award was conducted during the Muscat International Festival for Arts, Heritage and Creativity 2011 organized jointly by Muscat Municipality and IRCICA in January- February 2011. More than 212 artisans participated in the award from various countries including the host country the Sultanate of Oman, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Palestine, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan. During the evaluation process the Jury took into account the characteristics and the technical features of each product with special attention to the following assessment criteria: excellence, creative concept design, and invention in traditional technique. It is noteworthy that one million visitors were received at the stands and various activities of the Muscat International Festival, which lasted from 27 January to 24 February 2011. The album gives comprehensive information on the objectives, the principles and modalities of the award and the Festival activities at large. Each award-winner artisanis devoted one page featuring samples of his/her works.