Considered to be a treasure to many, TIRAZ: Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress is an interactive museum that houses a rare collection, considered to be an elegant and extremely rare kind of social history; a history which is tactile and visual, woven into a fabric and related though the work of feminine hands.
For Amman Design Week 2019, they invite the team behind Collective: Rogalla_Wienkamp to work with the Tiraz collection, focusing on textiles and jewelry. The visitor is invited to explore diverse cultural and cosmopolitan aspects of creating and designing.
The four designers, Johanna Rogalla, Milena Wienkamp, Laura Lin, and Veronica Andres, combine various experiences and professional skills from curating, craft and design backgrounds that are involved in the research and making of experimental surface designs and objects. have graduated from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (Germany) in Textile and Industrial Design.
They are also conducting various two- or three-day workshops, many of which can be enjoyed with the family, including introductions to band weaving, cyanotypes, and textiles, as well as traditional goldsmith-techniques in traditional and contemporary engraving patterns. Textile workshops also include introductions to Shibori-textiles, which is a traditional resist-dyeing technique performed in Syria, and an introduction to IKAT, which is a tye-dyeing technique practiced in numerous cultures, including in Jordan, Palestine, and Syria.
Pre-registration is required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org., and fees may apply.