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Widad Kawar receives Dutch award

Feb 04,2013 - Last updated at Feb 04,2013

AMMAN — Dutch Ambassador to Jordan Piet de Klerk on Sunday presented the Prince Claus award to Jordanian researcher Widad Kawar.

The award recognised 11 individuals from across the globe for their positive impact on the cultural development of their societies.

Kawar was honoured for her lifelong research, documentation and preservation of cultural heritage of Arab dresses and for her efforts to restore the traditional art of embroidery in Jordan.

The award ceremony was held at her newly opened gallery, showcasing some 2,000 traditional dresses.

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