Happy Hajib

GlenDhu Primary school From Glen Dhu Primary School, we have a Multi-Person garment focusing on our Multi-cultural city. They have Tasmanian Aboriginals, White Australians, Hazara from Iran and Pakistan and Chinese students involved. This incredible garment has been made by Akbar, Maddy, Gabby, Fereshteh, Tayebeh, Hayden, Jordan and Zarah, with the help of local artist Tamara Henri. They screen printed symbols representing their cultures, onto fabric left over from a garage sale, then painted photos of themselves, which were printed onto fabric, it was finally sewed all together to make the out-standing garment. This piece is called the Happy Hijab. At the beginning of the year the Hazara students wrote about how they felt about coming to live in Australia. They said they were surprised that gardens had so many flowers in them and that women and girls didn’t wear head scarves. They also wrote that they were very happy to be here. Their teacher, Alison Jales, found the fabric at a garage sale and cut flowers from gardens in Launceston for the students to pound onto the fabric. Students arranged the flowers on the fabric and then pounded them with rolling pins. They were lucky enough to have help from some other students, their Principal, Deb Fisher and a surprise visitor, Michelle O’Byrne. When they took the flowers off they discovered they had created a very beautiful Happy Hijab.

The Happy Hijab by Glen Dhu Primary students

Image by Ben Winwood

GlenDhu Primary school
From Glen Dhu Primary School, we have a Multi-Person garment focusing on our Multi-cultural city. They have Tasmanian Aboriginals, White Australians, Hazara from Iran and Pakistan and Chinese students involved. This incredible garment has been made by Akbar, Maddy, Gabby, Fereshteh, Tayebeh, Hayden, Jordan and Zarah, with the help of local artist Tamara Henri. They screen printed symbols representing their cultures, onto fabric left over from a garage sale, then painted photos of themselves, which were printed onto fabric, it was finally sewed all together to make the out-standing garment.
This piece is called the Happy Hijab. At the beginning of the year the Hazara students wrote about how they felt about coming to live in Australia. They said they were surprised that gardens had so many flowers in them and that women and girls didn’t wear head scarves. They also wrote that they were very happy to be here. Their teacher, Alison Jales, found the fabric at a garage sale and cut flowers from gardens in Launceston for the students to pound onto the fabric. Students arranged the flowers on the fabric and then pounded them with rolling pins. They were lucky enough to have help from some other students, their Principal, Deb Fisher and a surprise visitor, Michelle O’Byrne. When they took the flowers off they discovered they had created a very beautiful Happy Hijab.

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