Cultural Workshops

Call 313-377-2857 or email beautiful@niyah.net to schedule your workshop!

Zarinah presenting Beautifully Wrapped at the Ann Arbor Public Library, Michigan

“Our crowns have already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear them.”  -James Baldwin

Headwrapping is a global practice, enjoyed by peoples of all backgrounds, ethnicities and on every continent.  Through headwraps, Beautifully Wrapped workshops and talks work to increase cultural literacy and understanding amongst peoples of the world.  Our use of indigenous textiles helps empower global women’s collectives and aims to inspire people to connect to the other parts of the world.

Beautifully Wrapped’s global focus encourages us to think about differences and similarities in a world that is constantly in transition even as it is united by certain shared human traits and experiences, headwrapping being one of them.

Fold, place, whip around, tuck, pull, pin… headwraps are a beautiful way to accessorize your look and show a bit of style!  Aspiring wrappers learn to tie their own headwraps as well as delve deeper into the history and culture of global headwrapping.  Bring a 2 yard piece of fabric or purchase one of our wraps and by the end of our time together, you’ll walk away beautifully wrapped.  We give you the techniques from which the number of unique looks you can create are endless!

Workshop Details:

  • Suggested time is 2 hours, time for home parties can vary
  • Background history on the usage of headwraps in America
  • Textile Recommendations
  • Demonstrations of several styles and techniques
  • One-on-One assistance for participants
  • Fun closing
  • Unique selection of headwraps avaialble for purchase

Lead Presenter:  Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, headwrapologist.  Zarinah has led hundreds of demonstrations on headwrapping and travelled extensively in West Africa.

Headwraps have the unique ability to transform the spirit.  I’ve seen women come in down and out and with just a little bit of fabric, begin to see themselves and their place in this world differently.  It’s amazing!

To book a workshop for your library, museum, organization, house party, contact us at beautiful@niyah.net or call Zarinah at 313-377-2857.

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Call 313-377-2857 or email beautiful@niyah.net to schedule your party today!

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