1. Developing and testing ICH Curriculum materials for Primary Schools Teacher Training Colleges in Zimbabwe
Murewa Textile Design Project
The images above were captured during a Textile Design project at Murewa Culture Centre
Tie and Dye, is a resist-dyeing process for creating attractive colored designs on fabrics. This is achieved by knotting, binding, folding or sewing certain parts of the cloth in such a way that the dye cannot penetrate into these areas when the cloth is dyed. It is a hand process by which intricate and attractive patterns can be produced. It is a village craft carried on mostly by women in villages
Learning this art requires practical knowledge. Demonstrations, lectures, group discussions etc can be useful.
This project helped in capacity building of the rural women and girls of Murewa as it was taken up as an enterprise, thus helping in financial development and community development through skills development.
This project highlighted part of NATCAZ’s thematic areas which are Gender empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Exhibitions and Markets.