Wafa Ghnaim & Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim are excited to announce their partnership with Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) to host a two-part event focusing on the preservation of the indigenous, endangered art of Palestinian embroidery on April 11 & 12, 2017!
Both events are centered around their new digital book, Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, which attempts to preserve the craft of embroidery as well as the art of storytelling that is encapsulated in each traditional Palestinian motif. To learn more about the book project, please visit http://www.tatreezandtea.com.
Session 1: Palestinian Embroidery & Storytelling Traditions (Book Reading & Discussion)
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Location: Native American Student & Community Center
710 SW Jackson Street
Portland, Oregon 97201
Wafa Ghnaim & Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim will be presenting traditional Palestinian embroidery designs from their book, Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, available on Amazon, iBooks and Nook.
Wafa and her sisters grew up learning the time honored folk art and tradition of embroidery from their mother, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim. Researching over thirty years worth of oral history interviews, recorded demonstrations, lectures, journal entries and photographs from her and her mother, Wafa documents, decodes and preserves the patterns, meanings and oral history of over a dozen traditional Palestinian embroidery designs passed on for generations between women in her family.
Hosted by Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER). This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Light refreshments will be served.