The Language of Palestinian Embroidery
The Language of Palestinian Embroidery
WhenSaturday, June 6, 2020, 12:30 – 5 PM
SponsorSmithsonian Associates
VenueS. Dillon Ripley Center
Event LocationS. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3113, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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The thobe, a handmade embroidered dress, has symbolized Palestinian textile artistry since the 11th century. Author and Wafa Ghnaim leads a fascinating exploration of the heritage of Palestinian embroidery and examines how generations of women have preserved and modernized these traditions in diasporic communities. Then in a workshop, Ghnaim guide participants in creating a bookmark with a stitched thobe design on 12-count Aida cloth.

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