The Fruits of Labour at The Nomads Tent Edinburgh


Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 12:00 - 16:00

From: 5 Aug 2022

To: 28 Aug 2022

The Nomads Tent
21-23 St Leonard’s Lane
Edinburgh & the Lothians

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Pomegranate: an ancient tale woven through time is the theme of The Nomads Tent‘s 2022 Fringe Festival selling exhibition, which highlights the widespread presence of the pomegranate in weaving and textile design, with rugs, throws, and cushions, accompanied by works from Scottish textile artists, jewellers and artists inspired by this exotic fruit.

Held to be one of the world’s most ancient fruits, the pomegranate has been imbued with rich symbolic meaning and has enchanted many artisans and artists throughout history and along its journeys on the silk road trading route. The pomegranate’s image can be seen throughout visual culture in art and textiles from the Ottoman Empire to the present day.

Coming up, on 26th August, there’s the chance to create your own lampshade, in a workshop with Pat Archibald, using a bespoke pomegranate textile designed by artist Kirsty Haikney.

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