Textile motif for a British sari

Textile motif for a British sari

Sudanese Nagat El-Mahi, now resident in London, created a textile motif for a British sari using various visual components: images derived from a cobra, dynamic diagonal lines derived from the Swiss Re building in St Mary Axe, London, (the Gherkin), and the reds and golds traditional to the saris or ‘toabs’ of Sudan.