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Qatar-Morocco Cultural Year 2024: Amazigh Jewelry Exhibition Showcases Moroccan Heritage in Doha

Rabat—The “Berber Jewelry Exhibition” at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha has been hailed as a success, reflecting the cultural significance of Amazigh jewelry as a rich heritage. Organized by the National Foundation of Museums of the Kingdom of Morocco in collaboration with the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and supported by the Moroccan Embassy, the exhibition was part of the Qatar-Morocco Cultural Year 2024 initiative.

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From February 20 to May 20, the exhibition displayed about 200 pieces of Amazigh jewelry, marking the first time this collection was exhibited outside Morocco. A film was crafted to capture the magnificence of this collection, showcasing the intricate craftsmanship of Moroccan artisans and paying tribute to the women who have preserved these traditions.

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Strengthening Cultural Ties

The exhibition emphasized the deep historical ties between Morocco and Qatar, aiming to provide visitors with an immersive encounter with Moroccan cultural heritage. The collection was transported from its permanent home at the Oudayas Museum in Rabat, part of the National Museum of Morocco, to Doha.

Visitors, including Moroccans residing in Qatar, tourists, and Qataris, expressed great pride in exploring the collection, which represents an exceptional aspect of Morocco’s tangible and intangible heritage.

Cultural Year 2024 Partnership

Morocco and Qatar were designated partners for the Cultural Year 2024 by the Years of Culture initiative, which seeks to strengthen relations between nations and their peoples. The head of Morocco’s Tourism Office (ONMT), Adel El Fakir, highlighted the importance of the collection, noting it comprises 200 pieces of historical and cultural significance from various regions and ethnic groups of Morocco, ranging from the Atlas Mountains to the Southern provinces.

El Fakir, also the General Commissioner of the Qatar-Morocco Cultural Year 2024, coordinated the event, which included traditional Moroccan music performances, henna tattoo demonstrations, and an oil painting inspired by the beauty of Amazigh jewelry, offering a comprehensive cultural experience.

Celebrating Moroccan Craftsmanship

The exhibition celebrated Moroccan artisans’ intricate craftsmanship and the cultural legacy of Amazigh jewelry, providing a platform for cultural exchange and mutual appreciation between Qatar and Morocco. The event reinforced the significance of preserving and promoting cultural heritage and the role of such exhibitions in enhancing international cultural understanding.

The success of the “Berber Jewelry Exhibition” underscores the potential for future collaborations and cultural initiatives, further strengthening the bond between the two countries.

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