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Workshop Programme

Monday 24th of March

Evening Reception at The Jordan Museum,   Seminar Room A

19.00 - 19.10
Welcome by Dr. Zeidan Kafafi, acting Director of the Jordan Museum
19.00 - 19.20 Introduction about the workshop by Eva Andersson Strand
19.20 - 19.40 PowerPoint presentation by Widad Kawar
19.40 - 19.50 Conclusion speech by HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan
19.50 Reception at the main entrance hall of the Jordan Museum

Tuesday 25th of March

09.00 – 09.20 Welcome and Introduction
Eva Andersson Strand, Jihad Kafafi, Mary Harlow

Theme 1

Definitions of traditional craft-practice and the use of terminology
09.20 -10.20 Presentations/discussions

Susan Jones:
Visibility and Invisibility - The dilemmas facing "traditional craft" workers in the contemporary context

Laila Tyabji:
Threads & Voices - Traditional Craft in a Globalised World

10.20-10.50 Coffee break



Birgitta Nygren and Kerstin Anderson Åhlin:
The past, the present, and the future - the National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies

Susane Lervad:
Textile Terminology and the Concept of Craft

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Theme 2

Relationship of traditional textile craft to modern fashion studies



Toolika Gupta:
Defining and redefining "the Traditional" in Indian Fashion

Ameer Saied al Zaben and Najd Sweidan:
The Role of The Jordan Museum in Documenting Jordanian Traditional Costumes

Anna Falk:

Reconsidering traditional patternmaking: A new ʻzero wasteʽ perspective in fashion design

15.00 - 17.00 Presentations, Show and Tell Session
With items brought by participants

17.15 - 19.00 Visit to handicraft showrooms of the Jordan River Foundation and Al-Ayadi

Wedneyday 26th of March

Theme 3

The use of traditional textile craft and craftsmanship in the interpretation of ancient societies

09.00 - 10.30 Presentations/discussions

Eva Andersson Strand:

Textile Experimental Archaeology - a link to the past?

Joanne Cutler:

Interlacing Threads of Evidence in the Interpretation of Textile Production in Bronze Age Crete

Linda Olofsson: Spinning in the Past and the Present

Cecile Michel:
Estimating an Old Assyrian Household Textile Production with the Help of Experimental Archaeology: Feasibility and Limitations

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30


Mary Harlow:
History and Textiles: Making the Everyday Visible

Mary Petrina Boyd:
Textile Tools of Tall al ‘Umayri

Jeanette Boertien:

Aspects of Textile Production in Iron Age Transjordan

Sophie Desrosiers:

The Reconstruction of a Remarkable Textile Tradition Beginning at least during the 1st Millennium BC: A case study from the Andes

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

Theme 4

Preserving traditional textile heritage and making it visible

14.00 - 18.00

Afternoon session at TIRAZ  Centre, the collection of Mrs. Widad Kawar


Widad Kamel Kawar, Collector of Jordanian and Palestinian ethnic and cultural arts, Jordan

Layla Pio, Expert on Oriental Textile Art, Jordan

Aysar Akrawi, Executive Director of the Petra National Trust, Jordan

Thursday 27th of March

Theme 4

Preserving traditional textile heritage and making it visible

09.00 - 10.00 Guided tour in The Jordan Museum, Conservation

10.00 - 11.00 Presentations/discussions

Fatma Marii and Nihad Hendawi:

Preserving Techniques for the Textile Collections at the Jordan Museum

Maj G. Ringgaard:

Preserving the Danish textile heritage

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 Anna Karatzani:

The Use of Metal Threads in the Decoration of Ecclesiastical and Secular Textiles in Greece

Gillian Vogelsang Eastwood:

North African and Middle Eastern Embroidery

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 Presentations/discussions

Jorie Johnson:
From Ancient to Anew, Felt Making Achievements

Kerstin Andersson:
Why are people doing textile tours?

Valentina Gamba:

Presentation: To be announced

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 - 16.30 Summing up


Buses back to the hotel

Conference dinner

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