Libya: Tafsweet Amazigh cultural festival in Jadoo

The Tafsweet cultural festival took place between the 7th and 9th of November in Jadoo, an Amazigh town located at Nafusa mountain, about 200 kilometers south west of Tripoli. The festival was attended by diplomats from American, British and Italian embassies.

The festival celebrated Amazigh culture, with lectures, live music, and an Amazigh play. There were also displays of cultural objects, from kitchen equipment and textiles to an Amazigh book show - this was the first time Amazigh books were permitted to be shown in public since the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

Photo: The poster for the Tafsweet festival. Credit: essa elhamisi.

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Poster for the Tafsweet cultural festival
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Pots
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"Cultural things"
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Oil storage
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Urns for oil
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Loom and woven goods
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Hand-weaving tools
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Amazigh village
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Amazigh houses
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Urns
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Jewellery with model
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A skin
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A pot to save goods
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A bowl and spoon
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Jewellery
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Silver jewellery
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Gold jewellery
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Grindstone
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Amazigh decorative designs
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Mill for grains
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Crushing olives
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A decorated textile
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Red shoes
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Lots of shoes
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The festival stage
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Storage items and tools
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Dates and jugs
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Plates
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Pestles and mortars
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An olive press
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Candle holder
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A display of Amazigh books
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Textile jewellery
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Date: 01/12/2012

Countries:

Libya

Categories:

Culture and Tradition

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