Pattern: The Olive
Measurements: Height 45 cm Width 34 cm
About the pattern:
No olive trees grow in Sweden - only the memories of olives that our participants have brought with them when they have had to leave their home countries.
The women drew olives; round ones, oval ones and ones with pointed ends in bright colours, like refreshing vitamins to be enjoyed.
A classic pattern has been renewed and relaunched.
The olives can be a pattern in themselves
or they can be combined with others.
Ever since the start in 1992, Livstycket Knowledge and Design Centre has worked with the vision of Sweden for everyone. Here, immigrant women have been able to learn Swedish, IT skills and study civics. For many, Livstycket has provided the first building blocks towards a written language. Our project is that of words and images that are converted into textile patterns, primarily in screen printing. When you shop with us, you buy a modern product in a unique design and you also contribute to making our vision become a reality.