Hamara Muslim Women´s Group create textiles

Two plates

“I’ve brought these two plates that say Allah and Mohammad on them. They were a wedding present given to me 30 years ago. Back then they were beautiful because they were gleaming. They’re really old now. That’s why I brought them in because they’re old and they relate to my religion. My older sister gave them to me. She’s not with us anymore but I have these to remind me of her. I got married in Pakistan and I decorated the walls of my front room in Chakswari with these plates. Then I brought them with me to Kirkstall Road in Leeds and they were hanging in my front room there. Then I moved to Cardigan Road and I had them in my drawing room there. Then they went with me to Dewsbury and now they’re with me in my house in Beeston. I suppose they wouldn’t fetch much money. The colours are all faded but they’re really valuable to me.”

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