Shoalhaven Community

ADFAS Lecture – The Tentmakers of Old Cairo

Thu 7 Feb 2019 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

  • $25.00 at the door for visitors, free for members of ADFAS Shoalhaven
  • Berry School of Arts, Alexandra St, Berry 2535

If you have an interest in the arts and enjoy learning and socialising with like-minded people join ADFAS Shoalhaven at their upcoming lecture.

Jenny Bowker lived in Cairo for four years and worked closely with the Egyptian Tentmakers – men who do superb fine appliqué panels which were originally used for lining tents. The art is dying, and the Tentmaker’s Street that had 247 skilled masters in 1979 is now down to 45. Collections are not held anywhere in Egypt, yet the work is stunning and beautiful. Jenny will talk about the history and development of the Tentmakers’ appliqué.

The hour long lecture is followed with a light supper and wine.

The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Shoalhaven is a local community group, which offers a series of informative, illustrated and entertaining lectures covering a broad range of subjects relating to the arts.
Information on the society and the 2019 program can be found at: