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Lest we forget: Emirati adornment – tangible and intangible
4 February 2017 @ 4.00 pm - 7.00 pmFree
This “highly interactive” exhibition continues the ‘Lest We Forget’ theme of everyday Emirati heritage and identity via a compilation of objects, memories and reflections relating to Emirati adornment – including garments, burga, jewelry, weapons and “attributes”. It also embraces intangible aspects of adornment, for instance the skills required for the application of henna and kohl, as well as through grooming and hairstyles.
Last year’s original Lest We Forget exhibition was an engaging tour of quotidien items and activities, paticularly from the latter half of the last century and especially around the time of the establishment of the UAE; it genuinely linked the personal and the political, though to be fair it was the personal that came out on top. This time we’re promised that “Emirati adornment, in all its complexity and beauty, is revealed through personal examples with insights offered by Emirati people”.