Quilted Art

A talk by Tahereh Sheerazie about the quilting workshops she conducted around Pakistan last year. Tahereh speaks on the process of allowing the women to do their own thing, never intervening, except for the demands that it be their own, and ensure quality in the finish, how this exercise in self expression was for them a deep dive into what they and their colleagues were about, a communal bonding and a transformational experience in gaining self confidence.

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4 Comments

  1. Maheen
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely wonderful, delightful work and great to have a record of it in the form of the film! Thank you all, especially the women artisans.

  2. farrokh namazi
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    A beautifully made documentary. Very very methodical and the movement and transitions for every thing that Tahereh was talking about synchronized with the work depicted. Music for intro and at the end also very well selected.

    Loved the whole in iteself, from content, to the production.

    It is something that world audiences must see, but to be able to do that, appreciate and understand subtitles for the urdu part a must, and I am glad Tahereh spoke mostly in urdu for she was after all in Pakistan where urdu is the national language understood by all. Where she spoke in english, urdu subtitles would be appropriate for the urdu speakers of Pakistan to keep track and maintain the flow.

    Thanks Mahera for doing your part in bringing all of this wonderful work and people involved to us, in our homes.

  3. farrokh namazi
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    A beautifully made documentary. Very very methodical and the movement and transitions for every thing that Tahereh was talking about synchronized with the work depicted. Music for intro and at the end also very well selected.

    Loved the whole in iteself, from content, to the production.

    It is something that world audiences must see, but to be able to do that, appreciate and understand subtitles for the urdu part a must, and I am glad Tahereh spoke mostly in urdu for she was after all in Pakistan where urdu is the national language understood by all. Where she spoke in english, urdu subtitles would be appropriate for the urdu speakers of Pakistan to keep track and maintain the flow.

    Thanks Mahera for doing your part in bringing all of this wonderful work and people involved to us.

  4. Susan Mahmood
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Amazingly inspiring documentary. Firstly, congratulations to Mahera Omar, for such a well made , eye opener of a film of this event.Loved the choice of music in the beginning and end, completely conveyed the message and ties it all up beautifully. The lady featured in the documentary, Tahereh Sheerazie, needless to say, is awe inspiring, to be able to actually go and live among these women in tiny villages across the length and breath of Pakistan, takes guts , and then to be able to convey her contemporary thought process to them, takes a lot of patience and a sense of humor. These women have been taught and directed to churn out the same thing over and over again , till Tahereh comes into their lives, injecting some much-needed inspiration, fresh ideas and a free will to actually use their own creative minds. Hope this program continues and she conducts many such workshops across the country inspiring and educating as she goes along. BRAVO MO productions and Tahereh Sheerazie.

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