Queen Rania Inaugurates TIRAZ Exhibition: Ya Hafeth Ya Ameen

November 18, 2015

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah inaugurated today the TIRAZ Exhibition: Ya Hafeth Ya Ameen, the collaboration between the collections of Widad Kawar and Sami Moawiyah Yousef, in an exhibition on protective silver adornments from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and Oman.

The exhibition holds a wide selection of silver jewelry incorporating amulets and talismans from the early 20th century; a full costume of each representative country, outlining some of the superstitions of people from that era. The various pieces were used in a time when people widely believed in supernatural powers.

TIRAZ Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress’s permanent collection was also on display and has evolved to include a more extensive collection of costumes and home utensils from mainly Jordanian and Palestinian cities; this was done with the help of TIRAZ’s foreign consultant Brigitte Schön from Switzerland. 

During the time in which the exhibition is on display, visitors will be able to create replicas of their favorite amulets, while a treasure hunt among the showcases of different areas is underway and will be launched for children to enjoy during their visit. 


TIRAZ is a non-profit organization that aims to preserve and promote the region’s rich cultural heritage, and is able to do this with the help of the public the sponsors’ contributions to the exhibition including Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Kawar Group, Ard Canaan, Mazaj FM, Trendesign, Intercontinental Hotel, and Al-Aydi.
Ya Hafeth Ya Ameen will run until Monday, 28th of March 2016. For more information, please contact: 06-592-7531 / 077-766-0055 or visit http://tirazcentre.org/en