Art Design Portland (ADX)
April 15, 2017
417 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214
The language of tatreez embroidery : a presentation by Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, and Cayley Pater, assistant director of Palestinian ethical fashion brand, Darzah
This event is a collaboration between Darzah and Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora. Wafa will be presenting traditional Palestinian embroidery designs from her recently released digital book. 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.
Darzah is a collection of fair trade, Palestinian tatreez embroidered products, hand-stitched by talented refugee and low-income women artists in the West Bank. A project of Child’s Cup Full, Darzah is a non-profit women’s economic empowerment initiative based in a small village called Zababdeh. At the event, they will present their work with tatreez embroidery artists in Palestine, its impact on communities there, and will be selling exclusive items from their tatreez collection.
This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. Please RSVP online here. We look forward to seeing you there!