Eid festivities: Tarot, food and shoes; something for everyone

Published: August 31, 2011
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" Pakistanis need
to promote their
culture. There is a
greater appreciation
for our handicrafts
abroad than here," Sundas.
 PHOTO: EXPRESS/SHABAZ MALIK/FILE

" Pakistanis need to promote their culture. There is a greater appreciation for our handicrafts abroad than here," Sundas. PHOTO: EXPRESS/SHABAZ MALIK/FILE

LAHORE: 

The Knowledge Factory hosted an Eid Mela, bringing Eid festivities to the local community in DHA.

The Mela, which started on August 28, offered visitors a wide range of items and services including clothing, accessories, grooming goods and a palmistry stand. The Factory’s space was divided into four areas, an area each was assigned to food stalls, grooming services, mehndi stalls and vendors who displayed products for Eid shoppers.

The clothes displayed at the Mela included brands like Hammerbreak-Free, Sash, Lal Earth and Ifrah Ali. Lal Earth offered organic dyed hand woven shirts for men and women along with hand woven scarves. The collection focused on conventional dyeing and weaving with traditional themed designs. Sash offered a ‘trendy’ look for the young with embroidery and embellishments that are well suited for festive occasions.

With a dash of entertainment activities such as raffle draws, tarot card reading and palmistry, the Eid Mela attracted a large number of families.

Accessories including bangles, shoes and bags were also on sale. Sundas, who displayed her collection of ethnic jewelry and local handicrafts, said there was a need for Pakistanis to promote their culture. She said there was a greater appreciation for our handicrafts abroad than here.

The food stalls helped make the environment of the Mela homey and family friendly. The Eid Mela came to an end on Chaand Raat.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2011.

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  • woohoo
    Sep 1, 2011 - 1:33PM

    tarot card reading and palmistry

    Aren’t these haram according to Islam?

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 12:53AM

    It was an awesome event by The Knowledge Factory. The best thing I discovered was the Hammer-Breakfree T-shirts, They were trendy and designs were cool and I bought my favorite Tees…

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 2:17AM

    Palmistry /Astrology is a knowledge there is no harm to learn it however our prophit (PBUH) instructed not to believe in it.Look at the birth of Hazrat Musa which was predicted by an Astrologer consequently Pharaoh believed in it and took action accordingly.from this it is evidant that astrology /palmistry is a knowledge and as such knowledge is not prohibited in islam.

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  • woohoo
    Sep 5, 2011 - 5:35PM

    @kahkashan:

    Palmistry /Astrology is a knowledge
    there is no harm to learn it however
    our prophit (PBUH) instructed not to
    believe in it.

    How can knowledge be learnt unless it’s true? And since its true, how can one not believe it?!

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