The Guldusi embroidery programme in Laghmani, Afghanistan, has been in progress since 2004. In more than 10 years of visits to Afghan villages, two great advances have been made: the fathers have understood that not only their sons but also their daughters have to go to school. The second visible advance is cows. More than 10 years ago, one rarely saw a cow on a farm. Nowadays they are no longer rare and many embroiderers can afford a cow - even if not every year.
A sign of solidarity
The creative processing of a hand embroidered cow -
- is to be understood as a concrete sign of solidarity with the embroiderers in the Afghan villages as well as recognition of development progress. Without forgetting that the country
is still at war, something concrete is being done against the recurring statement that "things are not getting any better in Afghanistan".
The COWandMORE exhibition will be shown in many places and will provide a platform that proves that people from different cultures can work well together.
A collaboration of four partners
The German-Afghan Initiative (DAI e.V.), MADEIRA Garne, BERNINA International and the German Patchwork Guild e.V.
Further information at www.guldusi.com