Learn the basics and intricacies of Iranian Embroidery with Akhtar Esmail Zadeh.
Akhtar is from Kerman Province in Southern Iran and has been living in Australia for over 20 years. Akhtar was taught traditional Persian embroidery by family members as a child, has been embroidering for more than 50 years and is an expert in pateh, or paisley design. The pateh motif, which originated in Iran and has since spread in textile design throughout the world, is also called bota or cedar tree motif and symbolises life in Persian culture. Akhtar holds a wealth of knowledge about the history and cultural significance of her craft.
Due to current advice on public gatherings this workshop has been postponed. New workshop dates TBC.
All tickets $390 - This is a 5 week workshop. Held Wednesdays 6PM - 9PM.
Workshops in partnership with Guildhouse as part of the Traditional Craft Workshop Program.