African Band Weaving with POPLIN PROJECT

MAISON SHIFT – 1st Floor / Metal Stairs • zeughausstrasse 56, 8004 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Weaving fascinates with its complex geometric patterns and designs, which are created by cleverly arranging different colored stripes into symmetrical motifs.

In this workshop, two experienced weavers from a cooperative in the north of Côte d'Ivoire will introduce you to the art of West African band weaving. You will make your own ribbon on easy-to-use looms while being guided step by step through the work process.

Although the weavers mainly speak French, they can also communicate a little in German thanks to their experience in German-speaking Switzerland and their work with children.

Cost incl. material:
regular CHF 180
reduced CHF 150
donor ticket CHF 220

The weavers
The two instructors come from the cooperative of the village of Waranienie, located in the commune of Korhogo in the north of Côte d'Ivoire. This village, also known as the village of weavers, is famous for its talented artisans and the unique hand-woven fabrics that are produced there.

Poplin Project is a socially engaged slow culture label that promotes sustainable development through craftsmanship and celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of handmade textiles. For years, Poplin Project has worked closely with the talented weavers of Waranienie.

Be inspired by the rich tradition of West African weaving and experience a creative and culturally enriching adventure!

No previous knowledge is necessary. All materials are provided by the course instructors.Participation for children is possible from school age in a team with an adult.

MAISON SHIFT – 1st Floor / Metal Stairs • zeughausstrasse 56, 8004 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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