The aroma of bakhoor incense creates a unique atmosphere at the 65th annual Seoul International Book Fair in Sharjah
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Dozens of Koreans attending the ongoing 65th annual Seoul International Book Fair got their first comprehensive glimpse into the UAE’s history, heritage, fashion, traditions, customs and customs.
Captivated by the scent of bakhoor that created a unique ambience at the VIP hotel in Sharjah, they fully enjoyed the emirate’s vibrant cultural displays, including traditional cabaret shows, henna and calligraphy displays, and the Fashion Zone allowed them to experiment with tradition and modernity UAE design and more.
Dancing to the energetic beat of Shindo and Rahmani drums and Tanbura played by the Sharjah National Band, an affiliate of the Sharjah Heritage Institute, they put on several live performances at the book fair and around Seoul, the Korean community Both inspired by the UAE’s diverse natural landscape, unique elements of the choreographic styles, lyrical compositions and traditional instruments that have shaped the nation’s performing arts heritage are entertained and learned.
Vibrant colours, heritage-inspired designs and exquisite craftsmanship make up what Emirati women’s traditional attire is all about, already being explored and even tried out by the passionate and fashion-forward Korean ladies who visited the Sharjah Pavilion. The traditional clothing displayed at the book fair captures the beauty and authenticity of Emirati heritage and highlights the country’s leading efforts to preserve, redefine and promote this tradition to the world. The art of the United Arab Emirates is etched into Korean palms in bold henna patterns.
One of the most popular areas of the Sharjah Pavilion is the Henna Corner, where visitors of all ages line up to have their palms adorned with intricate designs and personalized messages drawn by professional henna artists. The artists educated visitors about the history and importance of henna decoration in the history of the UAE, and how the tradition has been passed down from generation to generation due to its centrality to convivial occasions and celebrations.