Hala China hosts Silk, Tea, and Ce­ladon ex­hi­bi­tion at City Walk Dubai

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Hala China, a joint ini­tia­tive by Mer­aas and Dubai Hold­ing, hosts ‘Silk, Tea, and Ce­ladon: An in­ter­cul­tural di­a­logue on the ‘Silk Road’, as part of the year-long ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at en­hanc­ing trade and cul­tural re­la­tions be­tween Dubai and China.

Run­ning from De­cem­ber 18, 2018-Jan­uary 15, 2019, the month-long ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases some of the most iconic sym­bols of Chi­nese cul­ture and tra­di­tion. The event is be­ing or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with the Zhe­jiang Provin­cial Depart­ment of Cul­ture and Tourism, which is renowned for be­ing China’s cul­tural cen­tre and the birth­place of the coun­try’s an­cient ce­ladon pot­tery tra­di­tion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is sup­ported by the Peo­ple’s Gov­ern­ment of Longquan of Zhe­jiang Prov­ince, the China Na­tional Silk Mu­seum, and China Na­tional Tea Mu­seum. No­tably, the ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture nearly 100 arte­facts that demon­strate the skil­ful crafts­man­ship, bold imag­i­na­tion, and in­ge­nious hand­i­work of Zhe­jiang’s folk artists. This in­cludes silk cloth­ing and fash­ion, teaware, and tools used in tra­di­tional Chi­nese tea cer­e­monies, as well as ex­quis­ite ce­ladon ceram­ics.

Speak­ing on the event, Sheikh Ma­jid Al Mualla, Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors at Hala China, said: “China is home to the world’s most cov­eted cul­tural tra­di­tions that have a deep-rooted con­nec­tion with its cen­turies-old his­tory of trade. We be­lieve this com­bi­na­tion of com­merce and cul­ture presents a valu­able op­por­tu­nity for Dubai and China to build last­ing syn­er­gies, giv­ing us a greater un­der­stand­ing of the value our two na­tions de­liver to each other. This is the essence of the Hala China ini­tia­tive and what it aims to achieve.”

He added: “We are es­pe­cially pleased to en­gage with the of­fi­cials of the Zhe­jiang re­gion for this spe­cial event and are hope­ful it will set in mo­tion new op­por­tu­ni­ties for mean­ing­ful part­ner­ship with each of the prov­inces of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China.”

Sally Ya­coub, chief malls of­fi­cer, Mer­aas Hold­ing, said: “We are pleased to host yet an­other re­mark­able event from the Hala China cal­en­dar at City Walk, which of­fers the ideal set­ting for cel­e­brat­ing Chi­nese cul­ture and life­style ex­pe­ri­ences. The silk, tea, and ce­ladon ex­hibits of­fer a rare glimpse of China’s so­cial land­scape that we be­lieve will draw strong in­ter­est from Dubai’s multi­na­tional res­i­dent and tourist pop­u­la­tion.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures nearly 100 arte­facts that demon­strate the skil­ful crafts­man­ship, bold imag­i­na­tion, and in­ge­nious hand­i­work of Zhe­jiang’s folk artists

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