Curator Guided Tour Khayamiya: Khedival To Contemporary – The Tentmakers of Cairo at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia

It is created using a hand-appliqué technique in which fabric pieces are cut, folded and skilfully hand-sewn to canvas, producing impressive tents and wall hangings. These vibrant textiles are widely used in ceremonial contexts such as weddings, funerals, street parties and religious events. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is pleased to present our upcoming exhibition, “Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary”, a cooperative effort between the IAMM and guest curator, Dr Sam Bowker of Charles Sturt University, Australia.

This exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the spectacular transformations of khayamiya from the late Ottoman Empire to the present day. Some of the highlights featured in this exhibition include the Syme Panel (the first Khedival khayamiya to be discovered in Australia), and rarely-seen monumental tent panels from the world-leading Bowker Collection. Furthermore, the IAMM will be displaying one of its most treasured objects, a complete 19th-century Egyptian Tent, to demonstrate that khayamiya is a sophisticated textile art form with a rich legacy of Islamic design influences.



Cost:   RM15 members 


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