Family Workshop: Talli Printmaking on Tote Bags

In this workshop developed by Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council families of all ages are invited to explore the ancestral Emirati Craft of Talli, a handwoven textile technique. During this workshop, participants learn about the cultural heritage of this craft that’s been passed down for generations.

Irthi reintroduces the traditional craft through its collection of specially designed hand-made stamps, immersing participants in its different styles and patterns, learning to print, design and decorate their own eco-friendly tote bag.

The workshop held by Irthi’s Omina Eid is free-to-attend.

Registration for this event is now full. Kindly RSVP to add your name to the waitlist in case of cancellations.

This workshop is suitable for all ages. No prior art experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided.

Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council

Founded in Sharjah with a vision to create an artisan economy for women. Irthi aims to preserve and represent traditional and modern crafts across the MENASEA and Central Asia regions, working with partner organisations and championing artisans and designers. Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council focuses on women’s empowerment professionally and socially.

The council aims to provide a fresh narrative for women by developing new opportunities and delivering social development programmes and vocational training. Irthi preserves the skills and rich cultural heritage of the UAE for current and future generations through its initiatives.

Omina Eid

Omnia has been working with Irthi for two years. She is passionate about developing crafts and delivering them in a contemporary manner for future generations. Sustainability and desire for knowledge are the main motivators for Omnia, and she is driven by everything that is present and supports the past. She believes in nurturing the capabilities of children and youth in order for them to fulfil their potential.

Covid 19 safety regulations:

Jameel Arts Centre abides by all Covid-19 safety regulations as per UAE law. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. Further information about the measures can be accessed here.



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