Latafa Ibrahim

Latafa Ibrahim

Latafa was born in 1965, Harrania village. Her father owned a small farming land.

Like all village children, she attended the local primary school till the age of 16. When Latafa was 11, she joined the young kids whom came to the centre after school and during summer holidays to weave and play, She was one of the first started the second generation weavers with Suzanne back in 1972.

By the age of 16, Latafa discovered the endless capabilities of the weaving technique. Her subject matter varies from depicting village stories and farmer’s activates in the fields, to market places, the sea and garden landscapes with their detailed flowers and cactus. Her tapestries have been part of the centre’s collection since the mid 80’s exhibited worldwide.

In 1995, she attended the Art Center's exhibition in Beirut- Lebanon, weaving for the visitors and demonstrating the creation of a tapestry directly on the loom with no preliminary design.

Latafa is marred with 4 children; her eldest is 28 years old.



Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris. Acquired in 2017.  The tapestry was woven when she was 12 years old in 1977.