From the Traditional to the Surreal - an exhibition of textile art from The Tentmakers of Cairo

Following on from their successful exhibition in 2017, work by the Tentmakers of Cairo will once again be on show at Fisherton Mill. The pieces range from wall hangings worked with the geometric patterns and classical calligraphy associated with traditional Islamic art, to those depicting exuberant, almost surreal, images of birds and butterflies – a decidedly contemporary approach to this ancient artform.

The pieces on show are made by craftsmen from the old tent-making quarter of Cairo, who use the traditional technique of handstitched appliqué, building up their designs with coloured cotton panels stitched onto a cotton background.

On 27th June (6-8pm) in our Main Gallery, there will be a talk from the curators of the exhibition, where you can learn all about the history of this wonderful art. Contact us for more details.

The exhibition is free entry and runs from 15th June - 13th July 2019.

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Saturday 15th June, 2019

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