An Event to Honour Dr. Hisham Khatib

23 February 2023
by Laila Mushahwar

Many have joined us this evening for the book launch of 'A Voyage to Jerusalem' in an event to honour the late Dr. Hisham Khatib, the widely celebrated author, researcher, and dear friend of Tiraz Centre. Dr. Hisham has had a tremendous impact on the understanding and conservation of Arab heritage.

An evening with Suad Amiry

02 October 2022
by Laila Mushahwar

In an evening dedicated to celebrating cultural heritage in the region, Suad Amiry spoke about the cities of Jerusalem, Damascus, and Jaffa as sources of inspiration for her work in architecture and as an author. The event was organised in honour of Widad Kawar and her lifelong work preserving and documenting traditional costumes from Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and other Arab countries. Suad Amiry is an award-winning writer and architect. Her recent title, "Mother of Strangers”, is based on the true story of two Jaffa teenagers between 1947 and 1951. Thank you to Mr. Rudain and Mrs. Taima Kawar for making the evening possible. 

Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World

21 January 2017
by Tiraz Centre

Tiraz is pleased to announce that Widad Kawar (founder) and Layla Pio (consultant) are two of the main contributors in the "Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World", a publication that has won the 2017 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work - one of the most prestigious reference book awards in the world!