ISLAMABAD, Aug 7: The best tradition of Sindhi needlecraft is on exhibition at the Nomad Art Gallery to help a victim of karo kari. It closes today (Sunday).
The range of exquisite needlework is evident in table cloths, wicker baskets, traditional Sindhi and Balochi garments rillis (bedcovers) and various hair-do materials with colorful pendants.
A victim of karo kari, Haleema Bibi, and her family ? daughter, her child, and brother ? are living on the pavement near the National Press Club for the past four months, awaiting decision of her case in the Supreme Court. The exhibition is to raise money for Ms Haleema and her family for their stay in Islamabad, as they have spent all the money they had.
As self-respecting people the family decided to carry on needlework and sell its needlecraft on crochet, fans, mirror-studded baskets, and gar ments. The high quality specimens reflecting rich needlecraft tradition of Sindh are available at affordable prices.
Nageen Hayat, curator of the Nomad Gallery, said she had plans to improve design of the family?s needlecraft and its marketing. But that could wait. ?The challenge is to gather enough money for their stay in Islamabad,? she said.
The Aurat Foundation and the National Committee for the Status of Women, supporting this noble cause, contacted a number of civil society organisations for help. Nomad Gallery offered its venue for display and sale of the family?s work