Afghan Women’s Organization: Weaving Journeys
View Weaving Journeys, a series of short films produced by Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services (AWO) in partnership with the Museum. Weaving Journeys features six women and their stories as told through objects they selected from the Museum’s collection. The participants from AWO represent immigrants and refugee women in Canada, some of whom escaped the uncertainty and the violence faced by families for generations in Afghanistan. Their stories are woven into their immigration journeys and show how culture, resilience and beauty can overcome hardship and war. Through their selected pieces, the participants reflect on the talent, strength, and hard work of Afghan women (and other immigrants?) as they create home wherever they are.
In the short film below, An Act of Kindness Shahla Masoul responds to an Afghan war rug [T2008.1.115] from the Museum’s collection.
The Real Cost of Afghan Carpets features Spozhmai Wardak responding to a bag face [T2005.32.42] from the collection
Najla Raheel responds to an Afghan war rug [T2008.1.115] in Education – Work – Freedom.
In Sari Means India Shivani Mulekar shares her connections to a sari [T94.0835] and a shawl [T99.15.8a] from India.
In The Road from Afghanistan Masuda Najafie responds to another war rug [T2008.1.108] from Afghanistan.
Shaista Alokozai shares her stories in response to a food covering [T98.0119] from the collection in A Tradition of Sharing.