LEWIS DRESSER BY HENNA PERVEEN
Henna Perveen, 18, is currently studying Biology at a local Chitrali college. Henna would like to get the opportunity to study further in Lahore or Karachi.
Describing her embroidered textile, she stated:
‘This is a typical Lewis dresser, which is found in Calbost, a village in the Scottish island of Lewis.
I have a similar dresser at home… My mother, who lives in Chitral town, inherited a dresser in her dowry. She uses it to store all her dishes and cutlery.
During the Art Workshops, I was inspired to design my version of the Lewis dresser.
My favourite parts of the embroidery are the curtains because they look pretty and create a homely feel like our dresser in Chitral.’
‘At the beginning I had no confidence, as I had never done drawings like these before… I didn’t know anything about Scotland but when Adil showed me books and images, I listened with great interest.
I was anxious that my work had to be satisfactory as it was an important international project… I was delighted to be chosen to take part in this venture.’