i never heard of guldusi until i visited the textile Exhibition on sunday (of which i reported in my previous post)
you can read about this initiative on their Website in german/French/english
it is about Connecting the Afghan culture with the world.
many women there are highly skilled embroiderers and selling their products should help them and their families.
i was immediately drawn to the Little patches the embroidering women make. most are sized about 8cm-square; there are some triangles, too.
they are telling about the life of These women by showing their animals, houses, gardening etc.
there was the opportunity to buy some of These patches, so i took the Chance:
and i decided to sew one of them onto a book wrapper i Handsewed with the linen fabric i bought at Ikea last week.
(linking it to ajj, the windows-theme)
there also were exhibited the results from a guldusi collaboration Project (europe/Afghan) themed:
‘Out of the Kitchen: jars, bowls and utensils’
lots of participants´ works hanging at the walls or laying on a desk to flip through (with gloves for protection)
two of my faves:
this one (i don´t know how the Background is made, Screen printing maybe?), dancing spoons on a White handkerchief:
and this grungy one, milk bottle:
you can find more detailed Information on the guldusi Website in the catalog of this collaboration
again my stamp on These pictures is only to prevent from stealing These photos by others)