Exhibitions, Events and Activities
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.