Folkglory Syria: Qalamun Embroidery Kit
Syria, Qalamon beginner embroidery kit with 5 original patterns from the Qutayfa/Qalamon area.
Contents of kit:
Flyer explaining: the origin of the Syrian native dress
Flyer explaining the origin of the Qutayfa/Qalamon thobe & patterns
5 Historic patterns from Qutayfa/Qalamon region printed on paper
5 Aida, 14 count, embroidery fabrics - size: 9cm X 13cm
5 cardboard cards with envelopes
2 embroidery tapestry needles
DMC embroidery yarn in 7 colours
Step by step embroidery instruction manual explaining how to embroider the typical Qalamon stitch.
Folkglory was founded by Salua Qidan, an architect by training and designer-turned-heritage-researcher.
Salua started Folkglory inspired by her ongoing work with Widad Kawar, one of the world’s leading collectors and authorities on the culture of Levantine and Arab dress-making traditions. Salua is a founding team member of Tiraz — The Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress, where she continues to serve as Creative Director.
In her journey of over a decade in Levantine dress making and weaving crafts, Salua immersed herself in the knowledge of experts and scholarly sources. But equally as important were her countless encounters with local embroiderer women and other craft makers. It is they, those who are toiling away to make a living from their craft, who are truly keeping the Levant’s fast-eroding traditions and techniques alive today.
Before her heritage journey, Salua cofounded SYNTAX in the the late 1990’s, which went on to become a leading design firm working in Jordan and the Arab region.