“Weaving Dreams”: preserving Afghan culture

Hard to find positive news about Muslim women. Especially Muslim women helping Muslim women. Although this is not a new phenomenon, and happens everyday, it hardly gets recognized, or reported by mainstream media. This also extends to other women of color, not just Muslim women. So, it is wonderful to come across happy, good news, about Muslim women, women of color!

I am happy to share this great piece (“Weaving Dreams”) from emel magazine (August 2009 issue):

“Zolaykha Sherzad has made a life-changing career move, from award- winning architect in New York to founder of Zarif Design in Kabul. Mariam Mahir talks to the lady behind the fashion house about her faithful determination to re-awaken her country from decades of muted creative expression, preserving traditional Afghan costume.”

See Zarif Design to learn more. Zarif means fine or precious in Dari.

Turquoise Mountain Arts is another group working with local Afghan artists and craft masters to preserve Afghan culture and provide support and training through their foundation.

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