Event: Middle Eastern Al-Sadu Textiles – Lost Meaning and Future Prospects

Pitt Rivers talk on Middle Eastern Al-Sadu textiles by Keireine Canavan

Event date: 19 November 2014, 6pm

Al-Sadu is an ancient textile weaving craft that conveys the Bedouin’s rich cultural heritage, with patterns and semiotic codes that convey instinctive expressions of beauty, and of their nomadic lifestyle. Demands for tribal textiles have virtually ceased, and all associated weaving skills and knowledge is in danger of being lost. Keireine Canavan, educator and researcher specialising in endangered tribal woven textiles, will be giving a talk on these traditional weavings at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

The talk will be held in the Lecture Room of the Pitt Rivers extension, access via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP. Visitors are most welcome, but a £2 contribution towards costs is appreciated. There is no parking available.

For more information, visit the webpage of the Friends of the Pitt Rivers.


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