Madaba is one of the most relaxed, tolerant and safe cities in Jordan.
Madaba Arts And Handicraft Center is a huge souvenir shop in Madaba on the road to Mt.Nebo. This center trains and employs locals who create intricate designs to adorn everything from small coasters to outdoor tables and wall decorations.
Regional artifacts like embroidered scarves, silver jewellery and the Dead Sea products are sold here. The lovely and intricate mosaic works displayed here stole my attention!
The town of Madaba is also famous for its artwork on ostrich eggs!
There were many such art works in display at the Madaba Arts and Handicraft Center. The eggs are decorated with tiny dots of paint and they depict scenes of ancient mosaics and Jordanian folklore.Its simply beautiful!!
I met several people here and they explained to me the work they do. The employers here have a great experience and a passion for what they do!
Nothing sold here is cheap but nothing is overly expensive too on considering the skill and time which has gone into its creation or construction.
Even if you aren’t planning to buy anything,there is so much to see here. Madaba Arts and Handicraft Center is a place no Jordanian traveler should ever miss out!