Launched by Touchstone in Bradford in the Autumn of 2014, Weaving Women’s Wisdom has worked alongside 20 groups in Britain and Pakistan, to enable women to converse differently about matters of life and faith. Each group has been asked to consider four questions: Who are the wise women that have influenced my life? What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge? Who are the wise women in my holy text and faith tradition? and What is the wisest piece of advice I have been given or read from one of the wise women we have discussed? In the light of this conversation, each group has been provided with a starter pack of materials and the invitation to make a rug.
The results have been described as ‘stunning’ and have given great opportunities to women who are often sidelined in more formal interfaith dialogue.
For the exhibition on 21 April, individual rugs will be put together inside the Touchstone yurt. There will be opportunities to speak to the participants about their experiences and what the project has meant to them.
The Carpet of Wisdom will be making a tour of the UK during 2015 and be exhibited in mosques, churches, cathedrals, schools and possibly even the Houses of Parliament.
For more information see the Touchstone website.