Greetings from Al Mahala
As we whizz at maddening speed towards the booklet printing deadline,
here are some interesting developments for Gulf Wars Al Mahala
- Tuesday Afternoon - A Solar on Shisha Embroideries and Dye Methods
in Indian Textiles. This painstakingly researched session will
feature both hands on opportunities to make samples, and a
presentation by Mistress Edwina Dirks Sterne on Subcontinent dye
methods in period.
- Wednesday Afternoon - the Instructor's Showcase debuts. This is a
time for those with advanced levels of performance, research, and
attention to detail. Quiet music, period instruments, solos,
documentable dance are all appropriate here.
- Thursday Night - the annual Al Mahala Expo. Come one, come all.
Performers of all types welcome - those requiring recorded music are
asked to veil their boombox and stick to period-friendly music
selections. All variety of performance is welcome, but please leave
your amps at home. Our interest in promoting a historically and
culturally authentic environment remains a priority.
_ Friday Afternoon (later) - Sake tasting. As part of our new East
Asian track of classes, history of Sake class and tasting by Lady
Naome. Free to observe,$10 to sample a grand variety of these ancient,
well documented, honorable, beverages.
And, speaking of classes, do not forget that Al Mahala maintains an
entire weeks worth of intensely researched classes on Classical Arabic
Language, Heian Period Literature, and Textiles of the Levant, to name
just a few.
I have been communicating individually with instructors - if you and I
haven't traded e-mails recently - it's high time that we do!
zhara8 at ya hoo dot com
Humbly and In Service,
Zhara um Nikko
Apprentice to Mistress Edwina Dirks Sterne
Gulf Wars Al Mahala Staff