Artist : Mr.Riaz Ahmad.
Shots by : Aqeel Meer
Wax Printing is an art of making prints on clothes from the Wax of tree.
Mr.Riaz Ahmad was born at Peshawar in 1951.He has learnt the art of "WAX PRINTING" at the age of 9 years from his forefathers in 1960 and even after the lapse of 53 years he has kept this unique art of its kind alive.Wax Printing is actually a unique art of making prints on clothes from the wax of tree.
Mr.Riaz Ahmad is the one and only artist in the world who knows the art of Wax Printing.
AWARDS: Mr.Riaz Ahmad is awarded with;
1)Tamgha-e-imtiaz on 23rd march,2012 at Islamabad by the president of Pakistan Mr.Asif Ali Zardari.
2) he was selected by department of Tourism and Culture to represent Pakistan in an exhibition at New Delhi,India IN 2004 where he was acknowledged with "SEAL OF EXCELLENCE FOR HANDICRAFTS PRODUCTS IN SOUTH ASIA".
3)He was awarded with certificate for his art by "LOK VIRSA",Ministry of National Heritage and Integration for participating in Folk Festival.
4)He was also awarded with certificate for his art of Wax Printing in 2002 by "Society for Advancement of Community,Health,Education and Training(Regd)" Founded by Dr.A.Q.Khan (NI & Bar,HI).
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