visual artist - textiles - sculpture
visual artist - textiles - sculpture

Afghan Suzani

Afghan Suzani Project
Shafiqa Naime
Hand Stitching
Suzani Launch
Complete Suzani

Afghan Suzani Project

A collaborative embroidery produced with the Fitzroy and Collingwood Afghani Women's Group.
Initiated by Marion Crooke, with funding from the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Collingwood.
Facilitated by Ilka White, with assistance from Mary Zbierski-West.
Shortlisted for Multicultural Arts Victoria's Heartlands Prize for Refugee Artists, 2012.
Participating Group Members: Basira Vrasil Wajia Noori Adelah Formoli Anise Monganale Shafiqa Naime Thuraya Ayub Akhung Farkhanda Amaid Zia Sharifa Fayazi

photo: Rod Ash - Elite Studios

Shafiqa Naime

photo: Rod Ash - Elite Studios

Hand Stitching

The Suzani is entirely hand embroidered and and appliqued, from original designs by members of the Afghan Women's Group.

photo: Rod Ash - Elite Studios

Suzani Launch

Some of the Afghani Women's group
and friends.
Neighbourhood Justice Centre
Wellington St, Collingwood
2011

photo: Anthony Ket

Complete Suzani

2011

silk, cotton, rayon
hand embroidered and pieced

photo: Anthony Ket

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