Khayamiya Workshop with Lamis Haggag
General $40, Member $35, Student $ 30
Join artist Lamis Haggag in a presentation and workshop focusing on the traditional Egyptian appliqué craft of khayamiya. Meet Cairo-based tentmaker Mostafa El-Lathy over Zoom and hear him talk about the tradition practised by his family for generations.
In addition to her art practice, Haggag is an art instructor, installer and proposal writer. She received various grants and scholarships in Canada from CCA, TAC, OAC, AFA, Interaccess Artist-run Center and the University of Calgary. Haggag is also the recipient of awards and grants from the Goethe Institute in Lagos, the Goethe Institute in Cairo, Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) in Incheon, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy in Beirut and various awards from the Ministry of Culture in Egypt.
Mostafa El-Lathy is a professional khayamiya-maker and has run his own workshop in the historic Khyameiya market in Cairo for 35 years. El-Lathy has taught many young khayamiya-makers this craft with the hope that the practice will survive for generations to come.