Seminar about the role of traditional arts and crafts in supporting the national economy, Cairo

Location: Egyptian textile museum.

Date: 7/4/2018

Objectives & outputs: visitors of Egyptian textile museum.

The workshop was attended by many craftsmen and workshop owners working in the field of handicrafts and handicrafts. The most important problems they face, such as the use of modern computer machines, produce similar work for their products at lower prices, although manual work is not comparable to the product used by a computer in its production and value. And the name of the producer or manufacturer shall be signed on his products to guarantee his rights.

Economic importance:

Production in traditional industries depends mainly on individuals. Often, the ratio between capital and labor is low compared with non-traditional industries. Given the low ratio of capital and labor, this sector is a strong source of employment and traditional industries have proven to be a good source of currency Foreign exchange in several developing countries, where this sector contributes significantly to the total currencies obtained by some countries from the export of manufactured products in the country and is calculated within the proceeds of tourism to the state.

The economic importance of traditional industries can be summarized as follows:

1-   The possibility of creating greater employment opportunities by allocating fewer resources compared to the requirements of other industries and their ability to absorb and employ large numbers of manpower with low educational qualifications.

2-   Utilization of local raw materials especially available in rural areas.

3-    Women as mothers and housewives can practice craft at times that suit them, in places of their choice or even in their home.

4-   Lower costs for training, mainly for on-the-job training as well as for the use of simple, uncomplicated techniques.

5-   Flexibility to spread in various regions, especially where primary services are available, leading to balanced development between rural and urban areas, reducing the phenomenon of internal migration and the growth of new productive communities in remote areas.

6-   Flexibility in production and the ability to deliver products according to the needs and demands of the consumer or tourist.

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