A visit to Jordan is certainly incomplete without an introduction to its rich legacy of ancient handicrafts. Traditional handicrafts in Jordan have been passed down over many generations, from a time when all Jordanians met their domestic needs by weaving their own rugs and making their own earthenware vessels and utensils. An impressive cultural melange of Arab and Islamic imagery is reflected in Jordanian crafts, which include beautiful handmade glass, handy earthenware vessels, skillful basket and carpet weaving, and exquisite embroidery. Crafts produced on a smaller scale include artistically decorated sand bottles, finely chiseled sculptures, and uniquely crafted silver jewelry. During the past century or so, Jordanian crafts have benefited from the skills and influences of other diverse cultural traditions. Palestinians forced from their lands during the 1948 and 1967 wars brought their artistic heritage with them, as did Circassians and Armenians who sought refuge in Jordan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Recommended Shopping Venues for Traditional Handicrafts
 

 

Abo Yousef Establishment ...........................
for Handicrafts and Trade

Tel:  05 3951093

Al Afaghani .................................................

Tel:  4635758

(AL Aydi) ....................................................

Tel:  4644555

Al Burqan ...................................................

Tel:  4652585

Al Hayat .....................................................

Tel:  5687956

Al Khayyam Oriental Bazzar ........................

Tel:  4623927

Artizana .....................................................

Tel:  4647858

Bani Hamida House ....................................

Tel:  4613081

Bawabet Al Sharq........................................

Tel:  4637424

Beit Al Bawadi ............................................

Tel:  5930070

Haret Jdoudna ............................................

Tel:  05 3243450

Hazem Al Zubi Ceramics .............................

Tel:  5680908

Hebron Glass Factory .................................

Tel:  5727565

Jordan River Designs ...................................

Tel:  4613081

Kan Zaman .................................................

Tel:  4128391

Liwan .........................................................

Tel:  5699141

Riwaq Al Balqaa .........................................

Tel:  4720677

Salt Handicraft Center .................................

Tel:  05 3551781

Silsal Ceramics ..........................................

Tel:  5931128

 

 

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