Exhibition: Golden Threads of Bethlehem

Tiraz Center - Traditional Costume from Bethlehem

Exhibition dates: 26 January – 28 March 2015

The Tiraz Center in Amman, Jordan, is currently holding its first ever exhibition, entitled ‘Golden Threads of Bethlehem’, an exhibition of Bethlehem’s vibrant cultural heritage, narrated through its traditional costumes.

The Tiraz Center is an interactive social history museum, and home to the Widad Kamel Kawar collection, one of the most significant archives of Arab costume heritage in the modern era. The Widad Kawar collection contains over 2,000 costumes and weavings. Each piece belongs to a particular time, a particular tribe or village, with an individual story to tell. Tiraz is a place to exhibit and combine these stories for the public in Jordan and the Middle East, as well as for cultural centres and institutions around the world. To be celebrated and understood, and collection must be seen and experienced.

For more information, visit the website of the Tiraz Center for Arab Dress.

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