I Wish Framed Textile Artwork - Limited Edition

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The refugee women and girls working with ECDI shared their dreams for the future. Some of these were in English and Urdu, and others were in dari and farsi. The artwork shows their desire for a happier tomorrow and depicts the amalgamation of cultures and fractured identities that are now their reality.

Height: 38"

Width: 2"

Length: 24"

This artwork is based on one of a series of stories addressing agency, identity and representation from the perspective of Afghan refugee women and girls. It was developed as part of a pilot economic empowerment project delivered in partnership with the UNHCR  in Karachi, Pakistan. The artworks unmask the lived experiences of a generation continuing to deal with the legacy of conflict and deprivation, where the capacity of traditional handworks to connect people with place, time, history and a sense of being is confirmed.



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