Putrajaya International Islamic Arts Culture Festival

1. launch of Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival 2015

Although initially scheduled for four days only from 29th October, Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival 2015 (PIIACUF 2015) has been extended until 8th November, 2015 due to popular demand.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

2. Treasures of the Silk Road & Spice Route

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

3. some of the exhibits

The annual PIIACUF, in its third year now, aims to establish Putrajaya as a centre of excellence for Islamic arts and culture.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

4. some of the exhibits

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

5. a round tent from Oman

Themed Treasures of the Silk Road & Spice Route, this year’s festival portrays the glorious history of the Silk Road and Spice Route, with key elements presented in a special exhibition which tells the story of how Islam was spread through trading along the overland Silk Road and maritime Spice Route since the third century.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

6. Islamic wear from Kuwait (L) & Oman

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

7. Islamic wear from Tunisia (L) & Uzbekistan

Besides this, there are three other supporting exhibitions:

1. The Haramain: An exhibition of the two holy mosques of Mekah Mukaramah and Madina Munawarah
2. Calligraphy exhibition from IRCICA Turkey and Al Quran Mushhaf Malaysia from Yayasan Restu
3. Keris (Daggers) from Nusantara

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

8. Islamic wear from Brunei (L) & Kyrgyzstan

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

9. a contemporary songket collection by Bon Zainal

Also included as part of the programme are various edutainment and living activities such as Islamic Fashion Show, Aulad zone for childrenโ€™s interactive activities, cultural performances, bazaar souq, International Islamic Book Expo and more.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

10. Islamic wear by Aisyah Basheer of Jantique

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

11. designs by Aisyah Basheer of Jantique

Do take note that even though the main events have wrapped up, all exhibitions are still open to the public until 8th November, 2015.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

12. designs by Kudin

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

13. designs by Carven Ong

Participating Islamic countries include Turkey, Kuwait, Algeria, Brunei, Oman, Uzbekistan, China, Indonesia, Iran and Tunisia. Malaysia, as host country, naturally plays an important role in PIIACUF. The states of Kelantan and Johor also sent delegations to the festival.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

14. designs by Carven Ong

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

15. designs by Radzuan Radziwill

These photos I am sharing today were shot on 30th October, 2015 during the launch of PIIACUF 2015.

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

16. a family takes an instant photo at the photo booth

Putrajaya International Arts Culture Festival

17. Silk Road

Event: Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival 2015 (Treasures of the Silk Road & Spice Route)
Venue: Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Precinct 3, Putrajaya
Date: 29th Oct – 8th Nov, 2015
Time: 9am – 11pm

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