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
Target Audience: General public
Seats are limited, please click the button below to register.