Art of philography attracts artists despite its difficulty


The International To’amat Academy for Training, Development, and Consulting is a non-profit organization that aims to empower youth in Jordanian society, giving them courses to develop their skills. Imad Al-Musleh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Academy, told A24 that the academy aims to empower youth in Jordanian society through courses and workshops that help them hone their talents and expand upon their life experience.

One of these courses include the art of philography that uses wires and nails, which is an ancient Ottoman art and specific to men because of its tools. It consists of wooden panels, hammers, nails, and colored copper wires, according to ancient Ottoman history books. Visual artist, Diaa Al-Musleh, told A24 that the art of philography involves recycling old things and turning them into beautiful, distinctive artwork.


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