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Family Workshop: Talli Printmaking on Tote Bags

On the 25th of September, 2022, Jameel Arts Centre is organising a family workshop dedicated to Talli printmaking. The workshop, which is developed by Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, will take place at Project Space. It will start at 11:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. 

The event is free of charge and suitable for all ages. No prior art experience is required. All materials and equipment will be provided by Jameel Arts Centre.

In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore the Emirati Craft of Talli, a textile handicraft which features bright colours. Talli involves twisting and braiding different strands of thread together; thus, long narrow strips of textile with elaborate patterns are created. During the workshop, guided by curator Amal Farouq Ismail, participants will learn about the cultural heritage of this craft that’s been passed down from mother to daughter for generations.

Irthi reintroduces the traditional craft through its collection of specially designed hand-made stamps. Participants will immerse themselves in its different styles and patterns and learn how to print, design and decorate their own eco-friendly tote bag.

About Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council:

The Council’s main goal is to preserve and represent traditional and modern crafts across the MENASEA and Central Asia regions. Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council focuses on women’s empowerment: it develops new opportunities and delivers social development programmes and vocational training. 

About the curator:

Amal Farouq Ismail is the Skills Development and Programmes Senior Executive at Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council. He is passionate about engaging children and youth through activities that combine traditional and contemporary techniques. 

To get more information and register, please visit the official web page of the workshop.

You may also be interested in taking part in Drawing 101 Course at Tashkeel.

Besides, you might like our review of Iwan Maktabi’s Ode to Flying Carpets.

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