theThe kabyle dress of the Ouadhias "Tijihlit Iwadiyene", south of the wilaya of Tizi Ouzou, is known on a regional and national scale.
To give it a larger dimension, a festival has been devoted annually to the APC since 2013. The 4e edition was launched last Friday and will be closed tomorrow. Thirty exhibitors, most of whom are sewers from the Ouadhias region, are present at this meeting.
All varieties of Kabyle dresses are on display, including the famous bride's "Tijihlit Iwadiyene". There were also jewelers and Ath Hichem weavers. At the official opening of the festival the mayor said: "The great merit goes to the seamstresses of the Ouadhias, who excels in the area of the Kabyle dress, and the APW of Tizi Ouzou, who assigns a grant since the 1re edition of this festival.
This time we will do everything we can to promote the Ouadhias dress and bring it to the market. We have contacts with other wilaya & # 39; s and even with foreign partners to ensure the sale of the dress.
We have to go beyond the folklore phase to a higher level to create wealth and jobs, in addition to preserving our heritage"For its part, the P / APW will not fail to emphasize "The support and encouragement of the Wilaya Assembly of all good initiatives across the entire territory of the Wilaya".
A seamstress, owner of a workshop in Ouadhias, regrets in his turn:We work with our own resources. We have never had help from the state. I would like financial help to expand my workplace, create more jobs and train young girls.
This will ensure the preservation and modernization of this heritage.It should be noted that the bride's dress is sold at more than 30,000 AD, the simple dress costs between 6000 and 18000 AD.