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Practical Sadu weaving

23-27 April 3:00pm - 6:00pm

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the traditional weaving of the gulf region.  Following a short presentation about Al Sadu in Gulf generally (including colours, patterns, symbols, and techniques) participants will then design a simple pattern of their own and create their own artwork in weaving.  


Al-Sadu to Digital: traditional Bedouin weaving for contemporary textiles of the Arabian Gulf

26 April 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In celebrate of MIA's special exhibition ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India', we welcome Dr Keireine Canavan, Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  This lecture will focus upon the traditional al-sadu technique, the tent dividing curtain and the interpretation of its woven symbols, motifs and patterns.  The lecture will establish a wealth of meaning and communication from the memories of a dwindling number of contemporary Bedouin weavers, and culminate in aspiring, innovative digital applications and practices, for today’s modern consumer of beautiful, new ‘al-sadu’ textiles. 


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