Workshop Description

Participants in this workshop will learn how to use the traditional hijab fabric to create a burga’ [decorative face mask worn mostly by older Emirati women]. They will prepare the other parts of the burga’ (i.e. betana [lining], shubug [string used to tie the burqa] and seif [light rectangular stick] to hold the burga’ straight) and stitch these to the hijab fabric using a needle and thread. Finally, they will rub the surface of the burga’ to achieve a shiny metallic finish. Participants will also learn how to make talli [decorative braided trim] by combining ribbon woven from cotton threads with strips of gold or silver.


To register please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone 06 568 5050.

All events are free and open to the public.
All material is provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.