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De.Fash.Struction x Bidwa

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When: Thursday 10 Dec, 2015 02:30 p.m. - Thursday 10 Dec, 2015 04:30 p.m.
Venue: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

1971- Design Space will be hosting an event with Bidwa, an entity under the Sharjah Business Women Council, where you can learn more about the project which Bidwa worked on with an artisan based in Dibba Al Hissn and designers at Academia Italian in Florence to make their runway collection.

Demonstration of Traditional Emirati Craft of Talli by Fatima Mahmoud ‘Umm Ahmed’

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Umm Ahmed from Dibba Al Hisn has created ‘Talli’ since being a young girl, now in her sixties she will demonstrate how to create the craft of ‘Talli’ a technique of intertwining threads to form an intricate braid.  As a skill normally passed down from generation to generation, this is a unique opportunity to meet one of the artisans of the region that practice these crafts.

Bidwa Talk by Sally Denton, Senior Manager, Sharjah Business Women Council

Time : 3:00 pm

A chance to find out more about Bidwa, a social development programme that aims to elevate the traditional crafts and provide a sustainable income for the Emirati women engaged in producing these crafts; alongside students from Accademia Italiana whose garments incorporating ‘Talli’ have been part of the De.Fash.Struction.