Tassels, Braiding & Knotting

Photo by: Liz Fleming

Tassels, Braiding & Knotting: Skills to Make a Persian Carpet
We all know that a Persian carpet is amongst the most treasured possessions in an Iranian household. But did you realize Persian carpet weaving dates back 2500 years? In the tradition of carpet weaving, BMC will teach young patrons different braiding, knotting and tasseling techniques to make a souvenir bracelet, keychain, and more, using colored strings and yarn. Join one of the two workshops at Tirgan 2015, recommended for children ages 9+.
About Boostan Multicultural Collective
Boostan Multicultural Collective was established in 2012 by mother and daughter duo, Mahshid and Golnesa Amani. Since its foundation, BMC has collaborated with the York Region District School Board, Iranian Heritage Committee and Parya Trillium Foundation to name a few, hosting educational workshops for youth. Combining heritage-based curriculums with project-based learning, BMC aims to make classrooms cultural, creative and inclusive. BMC students learn about human civilization through the arts – language, dance, music, games, storytelling, sculpture, painting and much, much more.
“Depending on the fineness of the weave, the quality of the materials and the expertise of the weavers, the knot count of a hand made rug can vary anywhere from 16 to 550 knots per square inch. When the rug is completed, the warp ends form the fringes that may be weft-faced, braided, tasseled, or secured in some other manner. (www.IranReview.org)”

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 2:00pm
1 Hour
Saturday : North Common Exhibition, Workshop Tent "K" | Sunday: South Lawn
English
 
 

Golnesa Amani graduated from the University of Toronto in 2013 with a Masters in French...

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Event Information

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday : North Common Exhibition, Workshop Tent "K" | Sunday: South Lawn
Free
Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday : North Common Exhibition, Workshop Tent "K" | Sunday: South Lawn
Free