KHAYAMIYA: KHEDIVAL TO CONTEMPORARY – THE EGYPTIAN TENTMAKERS

 

IAMM Khayamiya Exhibition 2015 curated by Sam Bowker

 

Dr Sam Bowker, key organizer of the ‘ILM: Science, Religion, and Art in Islam conference, is the curator of Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary – The Egyptian Tentmakers, a new exhibition on show at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Khayamiya, derived from the Arabic Khayam (Tent), is the Egyptian art of tent-making. It is created using a hand-appliqué technique in which fabric pieces are cut, folded and skilfully hand-sewn to canvas, producing impressive tents and wall hangings. These vibrant textiles are widely used in ceremonial contexts such as weddings, funerals, street parties and religious events.

 

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The exhibition opened on 2 October 2015 and will close on 31 January 2016.

 

For more information on the exhibition and visiting the museum see the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia’s website:

 

http://www.iamm.org.my/khayamiya-khedival-to-contemporary-the-tentmakers-of-cairo/

 

 

 

 

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