Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Souq Jara - Cont'd

We are happy to report that our first day at Souq Jara was a wonderful success! We were delighted to see so many people come out on such a beautiful day to stroll through historic Jabal Amman and look over the many delightful stalls of handicraft vendors.

In case you haven’t been to the Souq yet, it will be open every Friday until the end of August. Plan a family day and join the fun! While there, we would be delighted to have you visit our booth to see our wonderful olive wood jewelry, ornaments, stoneware and other unique items.

From 1st Circle, enter the Souq from “Rainbow Street” next to the Jordan River Society (see the map below); ours will be the 33rd vendor stall on your left (L33).  To read more about Souq Jara, you can read our previous posting here.

Come see us and enjoy the day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Souq Jara

Souq Jara provides an opportunity for Jabal Amman to highlight its charm by showcasing some of Jordan’s finest retailers in outdoor booths as they sell unique souvenirs, handicrafts, antiques, paintings and other items. In addition, the festive atmosphere of the Souq provides for a fun family outing with live music and entertainment, games and activities for all ages.

Beginning the 14th of May and running until the end of August, a wonderful collection of local Middle Eastern craft vendors come together each Friday to show their wares in one of Amman’s oldest neighborhoods and along one of its oldest streets. Once again, From the Earth is proud to participate in the annual “Souq Jara” festival in historic Jabal Amman. As you enjoy the day at the Souq, stop by From the Earth’s booth to see our fine selection of Olive Wood products, jewelry, beautiful handmade cards, stoneware, along with spectacular photo cards and calendars depicting breathtaking Jordanian scenery.

Jabal Amman is one of Amman’s most celebrated neighborhoods boasting many distinguished past and present residents such as: the Late King Talal and his family, including Prince Hussein who later became King Hussein of Jordan; General John Bagot Glubb, known as “Glubb Pasha”; along with many other well-known Jordanian personalities, politicians, diplomats and business leaders whose homes may still be found well-preserved.

In July 2004, the residents of old Jabal Amman established the Jabal Amman Residents Association (JARA) to help maintain and preserve its unique identity and ethnicity. The JARA believed that since Jabal Amman has played a significant role in the history of Jordan, and specifically in the New Hashemite Kingdom, that the neighborhood should be promoted.

SOUK JARA is supported by Greater Amman Municipality. Visit the JARA website at

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Black Iris Festival

Come join us this Friday May 14th at the annual Black Iris Festival located at Bisharat Golf Course off of airport road south of Amman from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  This event is sponsored by the American Woman of Amman and all proceeds go to charity.  There will be events and activities for the whole family. Hope to see you there.  Please see the map below for directions.  You can also click on this link for more information.   Festival Information