Sind Cultural Exhibition
Culture is everything! It is the very essence of symbolic dimensions of any community or place. It is the social legacy that is acquired and implemented in the lifestyle of people. The values and beliefs, social organization, behavior and the environment are all encased under the terminology “Culture”. The history and culture of Sindh have always attracted great scholars and left them spellbound. Sindh culture can truly claim to be one of the oldest known to mankind even surpassing certain shades and hues of Egypt, Mesopotamia and China. We welcome you to enter the magnificent Sindh world, we have set up for you and be enthralled by the amazing kaleidoscope of Sindh culture.
The Kaleidoscope of Sindh Dresses, Ornaments, Customs & Festivals
The culture of Sindh is a treasure trove of splendour and grandeur. An apparent facet of this rich culture is the exotic, exuberant and traditional apparel, which are intricately hand embroidered. Wide range of Ornaments are used as adornments, the designs of which are either floral or geometric. One of the prominent features is the use of coloured tinsel to enhance the beauty of the jewellery.
The customs and festivals of Sindh clearly showcase the richness of it’s local heritage. It is indeed the essence of the vibrant Sindhi past and the spirit of it’s prosperous present. Each “urs” and “mela” with its exuberant activities and rituals, breathe life into a busy urban and rural lifestyle.
The Dynamic Sindhi Language and Literature
Language is life, and literature is it’s beauty. Sindhi Language and Literature have proved to be a significant means of the preservation of the remarkable culture of Sindh over the years. Striving to keep this rich heritage alive, various facets of the Sindhi Language and Literature have been portrayed in this section. Numerous Sindhi publications available today, are evidence that Sindhi is one of the renowned and flourishing language of today. This exhibition is our endeavour to acknowledge our rich heritage.
Delectable Sindhi Cuisine
Food and cuisine play a vital role in Sindhi culture, not only the ingredients and cooking method, but also the combination of food is such that it gives the best nutritional value without affecting the taste. Thus Sindhi food is not only appetizing and nutritious but also well balanced. It consists of rich aromatic food, laden with spices, ghee and exotic traditional masalas. Dairy products have their due importance in the form of Lassi and Kheer.
Pickles, snacks & sherbets are traditional recipes that are handed down from one generation to another & the ingredients of some are a closely guarded secret.
The Intricate Sindhi Handicrafts
In Sindh handicrafts have gone down the ages almost untouched by the growing emphasis on rapid industrialization. The skill of the crafts-man continues to exhibit the 5000 year old artistic tradition, which dates back to the Indus Valley civilization. It is punctuated by fresh and incessant waves of invaders and settlers, providing various exotic modes of arts, which with the passage of time, naturalized and blended with their original counterparts. In short it would only be fair to say that Sindhi Handicrafts are a valuable link from the old to the new!
The Invigorating Sindhi Sports
Cheering, clapping and applauding are the norm in any sporting event. An exciting contest pumps the adrenal and boosts one up from the doldrums, be it the participant or the spectator. Sindh is legendary for the unique contests and games it hosts like the Cock and Partridge fights, Malaakhda, Shatranj etc. So to entertain and enthrall you some of these events-mock or real have been portrayed in the exhibition
The Glorious Fatemi Culture
The tradition and culture of each nation is confined by boundaries of it’s religion but our Fatemi culture has no limitations, hindrances or boundaries. In fact this remarkable culture encompasses both the East and the West and is highly prominent in our daily lives. The Fatemi culture has existed in it’s original form due to unvarying and benevolent guidance of the 51st Dai el Mutlaq Syedna Tahir Saifuddin (R.A) and the 52nd Dai el Mutlaq Syedna Muhammed Burhanuddin (TUS) due to which the followers all over the world have remained steadfast to the Fatemi culture.