On August 14, 2021, at 1PM Eastern, Author and teaching artist Wafa Ghnaim will be speaking to us about the Thobe, a traditional embroidered dress and bedrock of Palestinian textile artistry.
In the lecture, Wafa will detail regional variations of traditional Palestinian costume in old Palestine; political events that had direct artistic implications on embroidery; the emergence of costume customization; post-1967 war conditions that impacted textile artistry; the artwork that emerged during the First Intifada; as well as the various work of embroidery artists that are seen today. Join Wafa on a unique journey into the language of Palestinian embroidery as it was used on the traditional thobe, and how generations of Palestinians have preserved and modernized these traditions in diasporic communities around the world.
The signup period is open to all EGA members through July 19, 2021 at 1PM Eastern. The signup list will all go to lottery. You will be notified if you are actively registered or on the wait list. Click here to learn more about the Virtual Lecture Registration Process.