Friday, September 27, 2013

One day Tentmakers exhibition in Canberra, Saturday 28th September

Great photos of the tentmakers at work accompany this news story about a one day exhibition at the Egyptian Embassy in Canberra, tomorrow:

Master quilter brings wares to Egyptian Embassy for open day
Emma Macdonald, Canberra Times, 26th September 2013
The ancient craft of Egyptian tent-making maybe revered in the West for its intricate applique, but in Egypt, its considered simple, common, and often no better than graffiti.

But a master quilter and wife of former Australian ambassador to Egypt is on a one-woman crusade to change all that.

Jenny Bowker, who spent four years in Cairo when her husband Bob was posted there between 2005-2009, said the appetite for the massive handmade artworks was growing internationally ... read  the full article here.

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