“With leftovers of fabric and simple stitches, the women embroidered what could not be told in words”.
‘Threads’ evoke fragility; thin, delicate, easily broken. Yet, when woven together they transform, and become strong. Threads, War and Conflict speaks to the power of testimony to connect. Through stitch, each piece makes present an unheard story. When woven together, the textiles speak to both the intimate lives of their makers and to the challenges that affect the fibre of our world.
Threads, War and Conflict presents a range of textiles from the Conflict Textiles collection. Made in a diverse range of global contexts, each is a textile testimony of war, political violence, displacement, and disappearance. Each resonates with the defiance, hope and fear which so often accompanies situations of war and conflict.