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Angisa Workshop with Carlien Macnack

Nieuwe Instituut organizes a series of workshops under the guidance of stylist and art teacher Carlien Macnack. She teaches participants in three consecutive workshops how to prepare a traditional Afro-Surinamese angisa and how to fold and wear it in a number of ways. Macnack gradually discusses the historical and cultural meanings of the different folding and binding methods. The pleated headscarf is an age-old means of communication and has been officially recognized as cultural heritage since 2014. Get up close to living history and learn the 'language of textiles'! In this first session you will learn how to starch textiles and a number of basic folds.

The angisa is more than a fashion accessory. Traditionally, each way of folding, binding and wearing the headgear has its own name and meaning. The tradition of angisa tying dates back to the nineteenth century and has since been passed on from generation to generation. Carlien Macnack is an expert in this field. She teaches participants the basic techniques and a few variations: from starching and ironing the cloth to the final angisa forms of 'strik-ede', 'feda', 'let-them-talk' and 'French ede'.

The three working sessions will take place on the following Thursdays: May 16, 23 and 30, 2024

The workshops each last three hours, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Participation in the three-part course costs €60.

We ask participants to bring their own angisa, or another square cotton cloth measuring 80x80 or 90x90 cm.

NB. Participation in the three-part workshop is only possible if you can attend all sessions! The three dates cannot be followed as separate training sessions.

All dates

Thu 30 May
18:00 - 21:00

Thursday 30 May

18:00 - 21:00
From € 60,00
Price adult
€ 60,00
Nieuwe Instituut -  Museumpark 25, Centrum
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