LAHORE: A 10-day textiles workshop with German artist Zille Homma Hamid concluded with the exhibition of an eye-catching work of students from different universities.
The workshop was conducted at Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus from March 26 to April 4. Students from National College of Arts (NCA), and other universities participated in the exhibition and learned the technique of weaving.
Naurin Ahmad Zaki, director of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus said, “The aim of this workshop is to bring together the different aspects of weaving like the coordination of eyes, hands, body and mind, including the environment as a source of inspiration, to stimulate cognitive skills and spark creativity.
Zille Homma Hamid is a German-born Pakistani artist and Designer from Berlin. She graduated from the University of Applied Science and Art Hannover and holds a design degree.” She said, “The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus, the German cultural centre in Lahore, is a cultural institute run by the registered foreign cultural society, the Pakistan German Society Lahore (PGSL) which boasts a board of members comprising, among others, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pakistan, the Honorary Consul of Germany in Lahore and the Director of the Goethe-Institut Pakistan as well as many prominent and accomplished members of the civil society in Lahore.”
Zille Homma Hamid said, “Textiles tell stories of mankind. Old textiles are woven memories. They reveal a lot about our traditions and cultures; how people lived, how their environment was and their preoccupation. They shed light on cultural interactions between nations.