Indian Community Centre Wall Hanging
The final result of the Indian Community Centre project included this colourful wall hanging based around the themes of rites of passage. The elephant plays an important role in many Indian festivals and ceremonies. The group have created hand printed squares which have been shaped into an elephant as the central feature. Woven sari material has been used as a decorative fringe, most of the material belonged to the participants and was used when attending cultural events. The participants also created embroidered squares depicting tea cups, in India people love to have a cup of chai while relaxing with family and friends.
Importantly oral history interviews were collected on the theme of rites of passage. Participants talked about subjects including the threading ceremony and marriage. Photographs were also collected.
All the material will be displayed at the final exhibition at The Braid Museum.