SPECIAL PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR: HERITAGE TO ENRICH LIVES
Event Description: Dr. Reem El Mutwalli and Heike Weber, Embroiderer & Author had a very special conversation earlier in March. To be released on Tuesday, 5th April.
Heike recently exhibited at Dubai Expo 2020, and launched her book documenting the history of embroidery in the Levant region titled “Anat and her hero Baal – The embroidery language of The Levant”.
When Heike Weber arrived in Syria in 1982, seeking refuge from the Lebanese civil war, she fell in love with the country’s capital Damascus.
During the years of war, she braved the mortars and shelling that left their marks on the walls of her home located in a narrow alleyway in the heart of Damascus old city.
Now 70, the German woman vowed to not leave the country and she said she feels a sense of duty to the country she has called home for decades.
Married to a Palestinian, Weber started her life in the Yarmouk camp, near Damascus, where she followed her passion for embroidery. She started to learn about diverse Syrian designs and teach women in the camp.
In 2003, Weber moved with her family to a house in the old city where she opened her atelier.
Two of Weber’s children left before the war and the third left after a mortar hit the house.
Weber now lives on her own, spending most of her time with her embroidery students, and sells her hand-knitted embroidered designs to tourists.
She wrote a book documenting the history of embroidery in the region titled “Anat and her hero Baal – The embroidery language of The Levant”.
Please register to receive an email with a link to the recording on Tuesday, 5th April which you can then view in your own time.
Release Date: 5th April 2022
Time: 4 am (NYC), 9 am (London), 12 noon (Dubai)
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