Khamak – Pashtun embroidery

Fine embroidery is not the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they hear the name Afghanistan. But for a group of women in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, fine khamak embroidery has become their saving grace, their livelihood and their source of power, confidence and independence.Kandahar…

Keiskamma Guernica

After researching the Keiskamma Tapestry for last month’s column, I realised there is a lot more to say about the work of the Keiskamma Trust and Art Project. This month we’re looking at the Keiskamma Guernica, based on the famous work of the same name painted by Pablo Picasso in 1937. Picasso’s…