The Project of Developing the Traditional and Heritage Crafts and The Local Industries at the Villages of Upper Egypt and the red Sea

Document Type : Original Article




The concept of traditional and heritage crafts and the surrounding challenges:
There are various definitions and concepts for the traditional and heritage crafts, but we 
can define traditional crafts as those industries that are practiced by the craftsman depending on 
his individual mental and traditional skills that he gained from the development of its practice, 
using raw materials available in the local natural environment or imported raw materials. It is 
mainly practiced by by using a certain number of simple tools. Furthermore, the traditional and 
heritage crafts depend in its production on craftsmen who are able to absorb and draw 
inspiration from the past and the spirit of creativity inspired by the heritage products. In 
addition, the craftsman has the ability to innovate, design, and implement original heritage