Sewing Stories of Displacement
Museum of International Folk Art
Feb 16, 2020 through May 1, 2021

Sewing Stories of Displacement

The Train Station, 1979. This gabba, chain-stitched embroidery on felted wool, illustrates the forced migration of Kahuta residents after the area became a site for the national atomic bomb project in 1976. Unknown artist, Pakistan. MOIFA, IFAF Collection, FA.1985.464.13.

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