Akhtar Esmail Zadeh is from Kerman Province in Southern Iran and has been living in Australia for over 20 years. Akhtar was taught traditional Persian embroidery by family members as a child, and has been embroidering for more than 50 years. Akhtar is an expert in pateh, or paisley design, which originated in Iran and has since spread in textile design throughout the world. The pateh motif, also called bota or cedar tree motif, symbolises life in Persian culture. Akhtar holds a wealth of knowledge about the history and cultural significance of her craft.
Presented in partnership with Guildhouse as part of the Traditional Craft Workshop Program.
Wednesdays 6 - 9PM
1 - 29 April (5 week course)
JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide