Weaving a tale

The traditional arts of Abu Dhabi are as rich in history and as bright as the fabric used to create such extraordinary pieces of art and handicrafts. Largely dominated by women, the original arts and crafts skills have been passed from one generation to the next in a tradition that is as much cultural experience as it is artistic venture. Weaving and embroidery are popular skills in Abu Dhabi, where women weave brightly coloured strings of gold and silver on a wooden block in order to achieve the teli: an intricate and exquisite embroidery technique that decorates the traditional costumes worn during special occasions and festivals.
Heritage Village:
Near Marina Mall, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi UAE
Tel: +971 2 681 4455
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