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The reception space at Al Husseinieh Palace was designed to the depth and diversity of the traditions, crafts, local nature, and geography of Jordan.
Upon the arrival of the guests, the land will be decorated with plants that evoke the beauty of the desert and the Jordanian nature, and furnished with a traditional hand-woven rug with a length of 20 meters that was made especially for this occasion by the Bani Hamida Weaving Women’s Project in the village of Makawer in Madaba, which was established in the eighties of the last century to encourage weaving crafts and preserve On it, as an integral part of the Jordanian and Bedouin heritage passed on by generations of women.
As they make their way to the reception area, guests will be greeted with traditional Arabic coffee to the sounds of flute and oud music.
Upon entering the reception area, with its flooring patterned in combined patterns of Jordanian and Saudi Sadu, guests are greeted by a vista of local olive trees surrounded by a dune-like display of dates, a symbol of hospitality in both Jordanian and Saudi cultures. The place is topped by five large lattice arches inspired by the Islamic architecture of the Husseiniya Palace and the famous desert natural colors of Wadi Rum in Jordan. These arches will also appear as a woven backfor the Welcome Podium.
Guests' seats are adorned with traditional hand-woven embroidery from artisans working at the Karma Embroidery Center, the Jordan River Foundation's Bani Hamida Weaving Women's Project, and the Jerash Women's Charitable Association - all of which were established to empower women in local communities and encourage and preserve traditional handicrafts. The tables in the reception area are made of natural Madaba stone, decorated with hand blown glass vases and traditional pottery made by local craftsmen. The venue's design also incorporates hand-hammered basalt stone from northern Jordan.
Using local seasonal flowers, the entrances to the palace will be decorated with jasmine in a manner inspired by the familiar sight of jasmine trees hanging in front of the gates of homes in Amman. Other design elements will simulate the wheat harvest season in Jordan, with wooden pieces reimagining the traditional threshing board used to separate the wheat from the ears.