Paivand Kari exhibition concluded



Paivand Kari, an exhibition of up-cycled textiles by Sheworks, concluded on Friday at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) with live sessions on Paivand Kari. The event is supported by The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

At the Paivand-Kari event, artisans from South Punjab, Dera Ismail Khan and Charsada, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa showcased their skills of embroideries, basket making and weaving fabric remnants, up-cycling them into new products.

The aim is to increase the life cycle of products that would normally end up in landfills. Participants were encouraged for lessons in hand embroidery and basketry, imparted by skilled artisans from South Punjab and DI Khan. Up-cycled home products such as pillows, throws, bags, table linen and apparel were on display and available for sale.

She works showcased its innovation in modern upcycling to create awareness about textile waste. The show was titled as Paivand Kari, which means patching an item to enhance and improve it for further use.

The event aimed to initiate a dialogue about the tradition of up-cycling that still exists in rural areas of Pakistan .-APP