As part of the Qurain Culture Festival 22 and under the auspices of H.E. Shaikh Salman Al Salem Al Homoud Al Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and H.E. Shaikha Altaf Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, Honorary Chairperson of Al-Sadu House, the Lebanese NGO Inaash will be holding an exhibition titled, ‘The Art of Palestinian Embroidery: Past, Present and Future,’ at the Al Sadu House, from 25 to 27 January.
Founded in 1969, Inaash provides employment for Palestinian refugee women through the preservation and promotion of Palestinian embroidery. Over the decades Inaash has developed a reputation for exquisite embroidery and is recognized as a leader in its field. Its growing fashion style includes abayas, coats, jackets, shawls and dresses, along with cushions, tableware and other household goods. As well as creating its in-house range, the Inaash team works with local and international artists and designers to update its inventory with new and innovative products.
The Inaash exhibition will feature a number of items by contributors to the Inaash range, which include jewellery by Afnan, cushions and household goods by Daouk, high-end color graded cushions by Debs along with classic Plexiglas stools, a new twist on shawls and abayas by Morcos and signature dresses and jackets by Nafissa.
“All products are associated with Palestinian embroidery. It is original, yet there is a change in colors and textiles. We have everything, from clothes to furniture and cushions. There are nearly 20,000 people involved and we have to continue because if we stop, a part of our heritage will be lost. This art of embroidery is a way of keeping Palestine alive,” said the speaker, Abir Tqian.
On 26 January, Palestinian embroidery expert Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury will be giving a lecture based on his recent project with Inaash entitled 'Fifteen Stitches,' which aims at reintroducing "lost" traditional stitches back into the Inaash inventory, followed by a workshop on the same.
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