Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chad Gadya

A few months ago I was asked to develop concept and organize a workshop for the Passover event at Beit Hatfutsot (the Museum of the Jewish People).   The museum holding an exhibition about the history of the Bukhara Jewish community, in which textile played role in daily life,as many of the community members were textile dyers and weavers who developed the local textile industry. I was requested to create a workshop that would be inspired by the exhibition as well by Passover. At first,I didn’t really like the idea of incorporating Passover motives in the textile workshops, and I was afraid it would make it very didactic. Then I quickly came up with the idea that one of the workshops would be a doll-making workshop with the characters from the famous song Chad Gadyawrapping technique and embroidery, with applique details for facial features. The other three workshops are Printing (with Suzani motives), Coloring (with Suzani motives as well) and Weaving Recycled Fabric Bands.  All The workshops will take place during the next few days at Beit Hatfutsot on the Tel Aviv University campus. Tomorrow I will post more details about the other three workshops.


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