Experience the power of artisan creativity yourself: have a look at the exhibitions where our makers’ work is shown, or join a workshop.
Exhibition ‘It’s a Genderful World’
The original pedestal shoes designed by Karim Adduchi and made by Syrian woodcarver Yaser Najjar for Adduchi’s collection She Has 99 Names are on display at the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam in the exhibition It’s a Genderful World.
Exhibition ‘Fashion Cities Africa’, Afrika Museum Nijmegen
The carpet dress designed by Karim Adduchi andmade by Syrian coupeur Najib Nasif for Adduchi’s collection She Has 99 Names is on display at the Afrika Museum Nijmegen in the exhibition Fashion Cities Africa.
Exhibition Musée des Arts Decoratifs Paris ‘Marche et Démarche’
The daughter pair of the original pedestal shoes designed by Karim Adduchi and made by Syrian woodcarver Yaser Najjar are part of the exhibition Marche et Démarche, Une Histoire de la Chaussure at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Workshop Moroccan embroidery
Moroccan embroidery has remained largely undiscovered, despite being one of the most vibrant arts in North Africa for many centuries. This essentially feminine art was passed on from mother to daughter. Migrant women in their 50s still possess these embroidery skills.
In our project migrant women are the teachers, not the ones in need of ‘empowerment’. They will teach the workshop. We will begin with a presentation on the various kinds of embroidery in Morocco, their social context and history and the women’s personal experiences with this craft. Then we will focus on one kind of embroidery, such as the Rabat stitch or the complex, geometrical Fez-stitch, and the women will help you along.