Friday, March 24, 2017

“Symbolism of Pattern in the Culture of the Bedouin” by Alfred Madain

  • NAME of event:  “Symbolism of Pattern in the Culture of the Bedouin” by Alfred Madain DATE: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
·         TIME: Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Denius Student Center, Hartley Room, Florida Tech Campus
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE: $10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and full-time Florida Tech faculty, staff and students
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
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About the Lecture:
Alfred Madain will present an illustrated lecture that explores three essential aspects of Bedouin lifestyle - the Bedouin home and the role it plays in social structure; the fabrics, methods, and patterns of Bedouin weaving; and Bedouin dress with a look at the significance of embroidery and pattern and their connection to identity.
Alfred Madain was born and raised in Jordan and has traveled widely throughout the Arab/Islamic world. He is a professional social scientist and teaches the subject of Human Geography. A musician and ethnomusicologist, Alfred gives lectures on the lifestyle of the Bedouin, the Bedouin home, and music of the Arab and Islamic world. He has stayed with Bedouin people on his travels and will share detailed information on the Bedouin’s idea of honor, law, kinship, gender roles in the home, and hierarchy of social relationships.
Image Credits:
Courtesy of Alfred Madain

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