03 May 2021, 12:00 am
Painting with a Needle
Programme Type
Talks, Webcasts

[66 min]
An illustrated lecture by Dr. Shernaz Cama, Founding Director, UNESCO Parzor

Dr. Cama traces the origin, history and evolution of traditional Parsi embroidery. An aesthetic combination of pictorial traditions and an emblem of elegance, Dr. Cama explores the techniques and narratives that underpin each piece of embroidery. These exquisite embroideries, capture the intersection of Persian, Indian and Chinese cultures to evolve a unique style and design for the Parsi community.

Video recording of a lecture presented for the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington DC on 26/27 April 2021.