TRADITION AGAINST OBLIVION
Hard-working women of BOSFAM wanted to do something to preserve the memory of their loved ones who were the victims of bestialities of the war, and specifically the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.
And again – with the help of tradition and handicraft…
- Thousands of embroidered pillows are a result of the project titled “Write names with embroidery and love…”
- KILIMS of remembrance to the Srebrenica genocide victims and our message:
“To the victims’ families, we owe justice – commemoration to the victims…”
In its work with women, victims of the war, within our project titled “Bosnian Tradition, Beauty and Work”, Bosfam initiated kilim weaving as a form of occupational therapy. A mother, whose minor son disappeared with the fall of Srebrenica, always emphasises that only the kilim weaving helps her to “fight her sorrow”. She is one of many who seek comfort through “picking threads and matching colours”.
Visit our gallery and see each of the kilims of remembrance and hear a story about every persons being respected.