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Al-Nagda Craft: Legacy and Fashion

2020.8.11 17:00

Online via Microsoft Teams Platform

Al-Nagda, one of the oldest Gulf heritage crafts, is the art of embroidering local fabrics and costumes, especially light fabrics, with silver and golden wires to add a smooth artistic and aesthetic touch.

This workshop explains the concept of Al-Nagda and its history and important role in Gulf culture. It will show the tools and fabrics that were used in sewing it in the past, along with a presentation of drawings and types of Al-Nagda designs.

The workshop highlights how Al-Nagda is used in adding artistic touches to Al-Malfaa (women's headcover) and Al-Bokhnoq (a sort of scarf that covers head, neck and shoulders, mostly used by young women). The workshop will also answer questions about how the use of Al-Nagda has evolved recently and how this traditional craft has been affected by modernity. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: 11 August 2020

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Language: Arabic

Target Audience: General public

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Starts:   2020.8.11 17:00
Ends:   2020.8.11 18:00

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