"Return of the Tentmakers" for John Hopper's Textile Blog

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"Return of the Tentmakers" is the first guest post to feature on John Hopper's widely read academic website 'The Textile Blog', which showcases current research and publications in the field of textiles from design and art perspectives. This essay was published on the 18 February 2013, and is visible here: http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-tentmakers-of-chareh-el-khiamiah.html Description: This essay, and situated the context of the feature-length documentary 'The Tentmakers of Chareh el-Khiamiah'by the independent Australian filmmaker Kim Beamish. This was published online due to the wide readership of John Hopper's website, in order to raise awareness of the documentary film project during the period the crowd-funding campaign was being driven. This campaign raised $25,000 towards the production of the documentary, and cited this essay as a source of information for donors. Research BackgroundFollowing my anonymous creation of the Wikipedia page for 'Khayamiya', this essay was my first significant publication to result from my research into the art historical context of Khayamiya, or Egyptian Tentmaker Applique. It situated Kim Beamish's forthcoming documentary film in terms of international collaboration between the Tentmakers of Cairo and Australian supporters.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Hopper
Place of PublicationUK
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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