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AFGHAN DECORATIVE ARTS EXHIBIT RECEPTION
July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Embroidery is deeply rooted in Afghan culture. Delicate silk satin stitches are typically sewn on heavy silk, wool, or cotton. Designs are intricate and precise and are not drawn on the fabric. Instead, designs are minutely woven in symmetrical and matched patterns. The work is extremely physical and requires great concentration and attention to detail. Latifa Ali Mohammad embroiders traditional pieces of clothing such as dresses, tunics and chemises. She also creates decorative pieces for family, friends and members of the community. Her pieces combine and reflect various typical Afghan embroidery techniques. Her embroidery work and dresses are displayed at weddings, birthdays, and celebrations as well as at other social gatherings. Latifa grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, and began to learn embroidery from her mother and grandmother as a child. She remembers her mother always busy working on pieces of clothing or decorative pieces for friends and family.