Group Show Healing through artwork: Crochet by African migrants and trauma victims on display in NYC exhibit

Religion News Service May 02, 2018

TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) — Crocheting is a craft used by artists to make works of art and by artisans to make baskets and clothes. But it also has another purpose, according to the Israeli fiber artist Gil Yefman, “as a means to resolve trauma.”

Currently, Yefman’s art can be seen side by side with the baskets fashioned by African women seeking asylum in Israel in an exhibition in New York called “Violated! Women in Holocaust and Genocide.” The exhibition, organized by the Remember the Women Institute, can be viewed at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City through May 12.

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