ISLAMABAD – Ambassador of Argentine Republic, Rodolfo Martin Saravia, and his wife on Thursday arranged a reception to enliven the sprit of the art lovers.

This was the first reception-cum-exhibition arranged by the Ambassador Saravia since he took over as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps. Besides, ambassadors of various countries and their wives, city elite and those interested in the dying traditional hand embroidery attended the event. Ambassador Saravia who has special interest in Pakistani arts has been organising such events. But this time he was allured to promote the dying hand embroidery tradition in Pakistan particularly in northern areas particularly Chitral. He picked up ‘Krizmah’ a non-profit organisation struggling to preserve by reviving traditional hand embroidery in the picturesque Chitral district that borders Afghanistan and Tajikistan.“There are 1800 Chitrali women artisans being empowered through Krizmah”, Zainab Ulmulk and Nadia Malik the moving sprit of this initiative said.

Two Chitrali women artisans were also present on the occasion to demonstrate different traditional hand embroidery skills. The exhibitors put up at display different sizes and designs of handbags made of with Chitrali embroidery, which were purchased by the interested participants.

“It’s an honour for me to create such an opportunity to support Krizmah’s initiative to empower local women”, Ambassador Saravia said in his opening remarks. He reminded that he was honoured to arrange exhibition of renowned Pakistani artist late Ghulam Rasul.