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Art Education and Handicrafts

Art can engage many areas of the brain and also have far-reaching effects on the learner’s mind. The art promotes the understanding and sharing of culture.  It promotes social skills that enhance the awareness and respect of others. Art curriculum is very important in creative thinking, self-concept, problem-solving, self-expression, risk-taking, and cooperation.

As a special, unique category of art handicrafts are of great importance to us. Handicrafts are unique expressions and represent a culture, tradition and heritage of a country. The Handicraft Industry is one of the important productive sectors. Various attempts have been made to define this broad and diversified industry. The following definition strives to cover diversity and complexity of Handicraft Industry.

Handicrafts are important in two different aspects:

  1. The Cultural Importance:

Handicrafts play very important role in representing the culture and traditions of any country or region. Handicrafts are a substantial medium to preserve of rich traditional art, heritage and culture, traditional skills and talents which are associated with people’s lifestyle and history.

  1. The Economic Importance:

Handicrafts are hugely important in terms of economic development. They provide ample opportunities for employment even with low capital investments and become a prominent medium for foreign earnings.

Here at Farabi, we are aiming to introduce these concepts to people (especially students) by holding festivals and competitions.