Emirati artist, Nawal Al Baloushi, won the Oscar Academy Award for the second time at the 11th Arab Fine Artists Forum, held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Al Baloushi won the award on her painting about Emirati woman. The painting, highlighting Emirati women in terms of modesty, traditional attire, henna, and golden ornaments, was appreciated by artists and critics.
She expressed her pleasure about winning the award, which she presented to Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU); Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
Al Baloushi also extended her sincere thanks and gratitude to the organisers of the forum.
Al Baloushi said the surrounding environment, Arab and Islamic customs and traditions, are the most important characteristics of the Emirati women fashion. She noted that these features are reflected in the shape, colour and nature of the fashion to meet different tastes.