Indus Heritage crafting a sustainable livelihood for rural communities  


IHT (Indus Heritage Trust) is a non-profit organization that actively works on the revival of Pakistani arts & crafts

Indus Heritage to participate in Index Exhibition in Dubai from 17th till 19th of September 2019 at the World Trade Centre. The Exhibition will showcase home décor items such as Cushions, Throws, Bags and Table linens; all the items on display and sale at the show; are made by local artisans and craftsman. Indus Heritage’s mission is to improve, enhance and strengthen the skills of artisans in order to support them to produce high quality, hand crafted products and to create a sustainable future for rural communities, providing them with economic independence through craft based skills.

Siddiqa Malik 

Siddiqa Malik – Chairperson of Indus Heritage says “We have always focused on preserving and reviving the rich craftsmanship represented in every region of Pakistan. In order for us to succeed in this mission, we worked on a model that strengthened the home based work structure, encouraging women to work in clusters to scale up production and to enable them to participate in preserving the age old craft without disrupting their family life. This has resulted in creating jobs for many talented artisans along with growing our operations through out the country. We hope our participation in the Index Dubai event would not only create awareness and offer exposure to Pakistani crafts but will lead to partnerships and sales which directly generates revenue for our artisans.”

Indus Heritage was founded in 2004 with a mandate to work on preserving the heritage regional crafts, which were at risk of dying out due to lack of popular demand. The organization actively works on revival and promotion of Pakistani crafts. Ms. Siddiqa Malik, the Chairperson of Indus Heritage has pioneered and spearheaded many of the successful (IHT) projects. Indus Heritage currently has an active group of five board members. Indus Heritage products are retailed at Koel & Tali stores in Karachi, in Lahore they are present at Jadeed markets, and in North America, the products can be found at NYNOW and World Market in Las Vegas.

Indus Heritage will be at the Index Exhibition at Stand Nos: 2A 90 in Dubai from 17th till the 19th of September 2019.

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About The Indus Heritage Trust (IHT):

Founded in 2004, The Indus Heritage Trust is an Organization that preserves and promotes the rich traditional arts and craft of Pakistan. Our aim is to apply innovative initiatives to support the artisan community and to evoke the patriotic sentiment attached with heritage art and craft.
IHT acts as a management and delivery organization for the development of the “creative industry” in Pakistan. Through its projects, IHT aims to significantly increase the livelihood of Pakistani artisans.

Awards & Accomplishments by IHT:

Indus Heritage in Islamabad brought all creative activities under one roof and created a space for craft promotion and research initiated a craft village in 2011.

Indus Heritage was awarded a project in 2012 by Japan Social Development Fund with World Bank’s oversight to continue to work on reviving handwork, with a focus on embroideries. Project RANG was a four-year project supporting the artisans of Southern Punjab and Sindh.



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The multifaceted Photojournalist, Film Maker & Author, Mobeen Ansari to exhibit all across the UAE


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Dubai is set to welcome the renowned Photojournalist, Mobeen Ansari for his first Solo exhibition in the region, the show titled “Conversations through Centuries” will be displaying an exclusive collection of his remarkable photographs; on opening night, guests will get treated to a special book signing of his book “White in the Flag” – which is an intricate photographic documentation of the various of ethnic & religious communities living in Pakistan and true celebration of diversity. The show will open on 17th of September at Studio Seven Art Gallery in Business Bay from 7:00pm onwards and will be graced by the Consul General of Pakistan, Ahmed Amjad Ali as the Chief Guest on the opening night; the Dubai exhibition will run till the 28th of September.

In the emirate of Sharjah, Mobeen will be showcasing at Xposure, the international photography exhibition festival taking place from 19th till 22nd of September, here his exhibition is titled, “The Land We Came”, along with an exhibition of his photographs, there will be an opportunity for everyone to hear him speak about his passion for Photojournalism and his films ‘Hellhole”, which is a black and white short film, based on the life of a sanitation worker, and ‘Lady of the Emerald Scarf based on the life of Aziza, a carpet maker in Hunza will be screened during the 4 day festival.

He will be concluding his UAE tour with a two day exhibition at the capital, Abu Dhabi, hosted at Etihad Modern Art Gallery, the show is titled “Conversations through Centuries” starting on 30th of September till 1st of October; on opening night there will also be a book signing of his book “White in the Flag”.

This month marks two years since my book White in the Flag was launched in Pakistan. Photographing and documenting was a journey that took seven years to compile in form of a book; I have been able to see, capture and evolve by interacting with the different communities (I prefer not to call them minorities), I have learnt more about my country and religion from these instances than I have from any other experiences. The fact that I have an opportunity to present this book in UAE on the Year of Tolerance is incredible as it gives me the chance to acknowledge religious communities and celebrate cultural diversity with the global village that is Dubai” says Mobeen Ansari

Mobeen Ansari is a multitalented Artist, from being a celebrated Photojournalist, to a thriving Author and an award winning Filmmaker; this one-man wonder is also a extraordinary speaker who often shares his own story of perseverance to inspire millions.

Even though, these exhibitions will be a first showcase of Mobeen’s work in the UAE; he is no stranger to the world stage, his works have been exhibited in Canada, China, Italy, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Qatar, United States and UK.

Dubai will be the starting point of Mobeen’s series of exhibitions and seminars in the region, followed by Xposure in Sharjah and concluding the solo exhibition at Eithad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi during his UAE tour in September 2019. All of the events are free to enter and open to the public.

Exhibition Details:


Title: “Conversations through Centuries”

Genre: Solo Photography Exhibition

Opening Date: 17th September 2019

Opening Night Timing: 7pm till 10pm (Exhibition & Book Signing of “White in the Flag”)

Exhibition Dates: 17th till 28th of September 2019

Gallery Timings: 10am till 7:00pm

Venue: Studio Seven Gallery, Oxford Tower, 804, Business Bay, Dubai


Title: “The Land We Came”

Genre: Xposure – International Photography Exhibition Festival

Exhibition Dates: 19th till 22nd of September 2019 (Exhibition, Seminar, Film Screenings & Book Signing of “White in the Flag”)

Venue: Expo Centre, Sharjah

Abu Dhabi

Title: “Conversations through Centuries”

Genre: Solo Photography Exhibition

Opening Date: 30th September 2019

Opening Night Timing: 7pm till 10pm (Exhibition & Book Signing of “White in the Flag”)

Exhibition Dates: 30th September till 1st October 2019

Gallery Timings: 10am till 7:00pm

Venue: Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi


About Mobeen Ansari:

Mobeen Ansari is a photographer, filmmaker, artist & trekker based in Islamabad, Pakistan. After attaining his BFA degree from National College of Arts, he started working in the field, telling stories of Pakistan & its people, promoting a positive & poetic image of his country through his photos & movies.

Mobeen has published two photography books. His first one, ‘Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Nation’, features portraits of iconic people of Pakistan from all walks of life. His second book, called ‘White in the Flag’ is based on lives & festivities of religious minorities of Pakistan.

His two films include ‘Hellhole”, which is a black and white short film, based on the life of a sanitation worker, and ‘Lady of the Emerald Scarf based on the life of Aziza, a carpet maker in Hunza.


Mobeen’s Ted Talks:

2014 (TEDxKarachi)

2017 (TEDxKinnaird)

Mobeen has been part of numerous campaigns and non-profit projects; for the past two years he has actively captured the efforts of heroic health workers to support the polio eradication campaign in Pakistan.

Insta: @mobeenansariphoto



Event Teaser:

Event is organized by:

w2w Events & PR & Poetic Strokes

Event is supported by:

Studio Seven Gallery

Selfie TV

KC Productions

PT Explorers


For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events & pr – Email: – 765 55255