Stories from Before
Widad Kawar: Preserving the memory of a people through a collection of dresses

Tuesday 4 April 2017
Beit al Beiruti I 6:30 pm

Widad Kawar relays her life story that started in Bethlehem, and talks about her lifelong passion for preserving, documenting, and collecting traditional Palestinian dresses. From a young age, Widad Kawar learned about costume and embroidery, as well as the intricate social relations among the women of the villages in Palestine. Today, she is a patron of the preservation and modernization of the Arabic dress as an art form both in the Arab region and beyond. She is the founder of Tiraz, Widad Kawar Home for the Arab Dress in Amman. The talk will be in Arabic.