The fourth edition of Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Culture Festival (PIIACUF) 2016 currently ongoing where visitors will get to see the wonders of Islamic arts and culture. The event is expected to attract 500,000 visitors.
Themed â€œThe Glorious Textile of the Islamic Worldâ€, the festival showcases a line-up of cultural programmes and activities revolving around fine intricate textiles and its unique skills and techniques as well as arts and crafts.
The event played host to about 100 international participants and delegates from various countries including Brunei, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Tunisia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Iran.
Among the highlights of the exhibition are a replica of Prophet Adamâ€™s robe measuring 29m and the collection of tengkolok (headdress) worn by Malay rulers as part of their royal regalia.
Also, visitors can expect to see a display of the finest example of fabrics from participating countries such as clothing dating back from the early Islamic civilisation up to the present time.
Apart from the exhibition, there were about 70 booths promoting various international and local products and services including handmade items.
Putrajaya Corporation president Datuk Seri Hasim Ismail speaking at the launch said that PIIACUF has grown significantly since its inception in 2013.
The presence of a large number of exhibitors, traders and local and international visitors is clearly an indication that PIIACUF has established itself as the premier platform and the meeting point for Islamic arts and cultural exchange and interaction.
Leveraging on the strengths of ties from Muslims across the world, PIIACUF will continue to be the driving force which will bring together artists, craftsmen, musicians and experts to showcase their talents and ability to promote arts and culture.
PIIACUF 2016 is being held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre which open to the public from 9am to 11pm and admission is free.
The event which began from 1st Decemebr will continue to run until 11 December.
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