29.11.2010 -

Workshop "Color as added value". Sarajevo, BiH. 29 November - 3 December 2010

© UNESCO/Diego San MartinUNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova with the Governors of the Argentinean Provinces of Jujuy, Walter Barrionuevo (left), and Salta, Juan Manuel Urtubey (centre), while they sign a Memorandum of Understanding related to the ‘Las Yungas Biosphere Reserve’, as part of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), on 2 December 2010, during her first official visit to Argentina

The five-day workshop on textile techniques titled “Colors as added value” for craftspeople is organised by the MDG-F Programme Culture for Development in cooperation with the Association for Protection of Bosnian Carpet from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the French European Cultural Network for Development and Cooperation and the Spanish Foundation for the Innovation of Crafts.


The workshop will be attended by 29 participants from 18 municipalities, craftspeople or individuals directly involved in the production of textile sector crafts (weaving, embroidery, basketry or any fiber work, plastic and recycling, painting on textile and mixed techniques and media). The aim is to improve the skills of the participants through the use of color, taking into account traditional techniques and local cultural specificities, while introducing new design knowledge and ideas. It is meant to create a space of exchange to stimulate innovation, improve quality of textile productions and enhance marketing capacities of Bosnia and Herzegovina craftspeople to access national, regional and international markets. On the third day, participants will visit the old Bazaar of Sarajevo “Bascarsija” and take notes on existing products, techniques, materials and the use of color.

The MDG-F Joint Programme on “Improving Cultural Understanding in Bosnia and Herzegovina” is a 3-year programme financed by the Spanish Fund for the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG-F). It is being implemented by 3 UN Agencies: UNDP, UNESCO and UNICEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Ministry of Culture and Sports of BiH, Ministry of Education and Culture of RS, as well as other institutions working in the area of education and culture.

Source : United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina


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