Hanging by a Thread – Mosaic for Afghan women

Hanging by a thread – Mosaic for Afghan Women
An international community mosaic project

Mosaic artists from around the globe have been working since September 2021 to bring attention to the world about the social and economic conditions of Afghan women and girls after the takeover of the Taliban. Over 1000 participants from 45 countries have created a mosaic of 10 x 25 cm to be assembled as mosaic scarves.

Participating artists drew inspiration from Afghan motifs embroidered on traditional dresses and made their own interpretation. These small art segments are assembled into a collective artwork. They represent the resilience of Afghan culture beyond its own borders in different parts of the world. Afghan culture will survive outside of its own country and reminds us that our own freedom is also Hanging by a thread.

This spring, each Australian state is exhibiting one scarf artwork installation.

The project in Australia and New Zealand is coordinated by Kristin Wohlers and Beate Linckelmann. And supported by MAANZ Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand, IYOG 2022, Afghan Culture Association, Radiant Heat WA, Mapei Australia.

More info about the Hanging by a thread project: https://www.facebook.com/mosaicforafghanwomen

Header image credit: Artwork by Behishta Anwar – Afghan Culture Association of South Australia