UAE to host Islamic embroidery exhibition

March 19th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, March 19 (IANS) The rich tradition of Islamic embroidery, from Pakistan to Morocco, will be showcased at an exhibition starting April 6 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital, WAM news agency said Friday.
The exhibition, “A Story of Islamic Embroidery in Nomadic and Urban Traditions”, will bring together more than 200 rare and majestic textiles, including a wealth of embroideries from Central Asia that have never been exhibited before in the region.

The event is presented by Tourism Development and Investment Co (TDIC), the entity behind Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Cultural District. It is part of artistic programmes organised by TDIC, leading up to the opening of the Cultural District museums.

“Abu Dhabi seeks to create institutions and programming that speak to our own culture and to the cultures of the world, re-affirming our age-old place at the intersection of global routes of trade and artistic and intellectual exchange,” said Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, the TDIC chairman.

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