Yusra's - born in Baghdad - says:
- My leisure time passion is to weave carpets in traditional Iraqi style in which I apply colourful motives and symbols signifying my memories, experiences and emotions.
- I often weave flowers that grew by the river Tigris and other images from a world which has disappeared into my carpets.
- The strong colors I use symbolize my ever-lasting hope that I shall one day be able to return to my home country.
Below is an example of Yusra Moshat's very large carpets. In 2007 it is exhibited at various museums in Sweden. Write your impressions to her or tell if you have an idea how you can help her spread the idea of weaving for memories and for hope and for a better future for Iraq at Yusra.Moshtat@miljo.goteborg.se