9.3 MESOPOTAMIA: The Art of Jewellery
Date(s) - 02/08/2022
5:55 pm - 7:00 pm
THE ZAY INITIATIVE
Date and time
Tue, February 8, 2022
5:55 PM – 7:00 PM IST
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
REGISTERING WILL NOT ONLY GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE LIVE SESSION, BUT ALSO A RECORDED VERSION TO CATCH UP ON IN YOUR OWN TIME
Welcome to our 3rd webinar of 2022 in our ninth series of Dialogues on the Art of Arab Fashion. We are delighted to introduce our guest speaker.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER: Hajer Ghani, Iraqi Jewellery Designer
Hajer Ghani is an Iraqi jewelry designer who believes that jewelry is more than a mere accessory, but a work of art rich in history and significance. Every piece she creates always has a story behind it. Hajer began her journey by designing gold and silver jewelry inspired by the work of her father, the late Iraqi sculptor Mohammed Ghani Hekmat, also known as “Sheikh of Sculptors”, who in turn captured the Babylonian, Assyrian, and Sumerian civilizations of Iraq in his work. Hajer then moved on to design different types of jewelry inspired by the tales and history of Mesopotamia.
OUR FOUNDER: DR. REEM EL MUTWALLI
Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli, is a published author, lead curator and public speaker. With over 30 years of experience, she is an expert consultant in Islamic art and architecture, interior design, historic dress and UAE heritage.
She is also the founder of the Zay Initiative. A non-profit UK registered initiative advancing the preservation of cultural heritage, through the collection, documentation, and digital archiving of Arab historical attire and their stories. Our goal is to empower and sustain global cross cultural dialogue to inspire creative minds.
OUR HOST: EMMA FARMER
Raised in the Middle East, educated in the UK, Emma has a profound understanding and passion for bridging gaps regarding culture and business, whilst navigating geo-political environments.
Emma is a highly motivated, award-winning, experienced project leader, communications, and business development professional with over 15 years’ experience.
As the Festival Director of Dubai Lynx from 2011 to 2016, she strategically grew the event and left a legacy, building the foundations that see the festival thrive across multiple markets today. Now an entrepreneur and mother, Emma set up ‘Chameleon’, helping businesses reach their potential whilst ensuring they do better for good.
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