Feeling what the flood victims felt


Chair and Chief Executive Heritage Foundation of Pakistan Ms Yasmeen Lari Sunday said that floods last year caused a lot of devastation all across Sindh and Tando Allahyar was one of the districts severely affected by floods, where people lost all their belongings, their houses were destroyed and they lost their livelihoods as the fields were submerged with water.
While addressing opening ceremony of Exclusive Exhibition of Home Furnishing Articles by Paras Mahmood Shah and Handicrafts by Moak Village Sindh with the object to support Flood Victims at Fine Art Pakistan Gallery, DHA, she said that the Heritage Foundation was thus now promoting the use of improved traditional and vernacular methodologies.
“Scientifically built bamboo safe haven roofs are the cheapest, safest, fastest and the most appropriate option. Sustainable ‘green’ materials, ie, local earth for walls, bamboo and reeds in roof construction, along with lime or mud plaster are used to make the walls and roofs strong and weather resistant. This method yields a roof that is at least ten times stronger than those built conventionally,” she said.
These handicrafts had been designed and further converted into Home decoration items by artist Paras Mahmood Shah who also assisted these women how to convert the design on walls into smaller tiles. All these tiles and handicrafts were made to give an exclusive look to the interiors and they would be displayed in the exhibition along with a line of painted Furniture, Furnishings, Murals and Relief’s by Paras Mahmood Shah to give an amazing look to walls and interiors.”