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Tunisian plastic artist Mohamed Njah passes away.

29/03/2019 10:39, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) -- Tunisian plastic artist Mohamed Njah passed away on Thursday at the age of 70, the Culture Ministry announced.

Njah was a professor and an artist who had graduated from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis, specialised notably in artistic tapestry with several exhibitions to his name, the ministry recalled in a statement.

For its part, the Union of Tunisian Plastic Artists (UAPT) offered its condolences, on its Facebook page, to the his family and to the whole artistic community.

Late Njah, a native of Sfax city had graduated from high school in 1970 and chose the ISBAT to pursue his passion and sharpen his artistic spirit. He had brilliantly completed his academic education and graduated in 1974.

He also taught and created the wall tapestry speciality at the university.

Njah, plastic artist, decorator and interior designer was an expert in mural tapestry. Famous bran Hermes had sought his touch and refined taste to decorate travel bags with original patterns illustrating the Kilm (a Tunisian traditional weaving).

He had won in 2002 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)'s top award for best handmade article for the African Region and Arab world.

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