Shaheen Kasmani is a surface pattern designer and textile artist. Born and raised in London, she is East African Asian and her background is in literature, language and education. Always having had a love and affinity for visual arts, Shaheen graduated from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2014, with a master’s degree in Visual Islamic Traditional Arts. Her specialism is in textile art and surface pattern design, principally using traditional patterns and motifs, in both conventional and contemporary contexts. Shaheen likes her work to tell a story; it could be celebrating something long forgotten, exploring a theme or idea, or a reclaiming the narrative from those who have hijacked or imposed their own upon others. History, heritage, culture and conversation is what her work is all about, and she strongly believes that learning is part of the process.
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