Traditional Tapestries

There is a popular Uzbek saying: “The home begins where a carpet is spread”. In this class, students will learn about the wonderfully intricate, symmetrical tapestries from history. They will explore some of the highlights of calligraphic, geometric, and floral patterns as detailed in Islamic art. They will learn the important role that harmony and balance play in these majestic patterns. As an art piece, they will produce their own painted tapestries on fabric, using their unique outline shape templates, and will hang them on a tree branch with ribbon.

Ages: 7-11

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