Roti and Dignity
Stitched by: Singhleton
Pattern designed by: Singhleton
This work is a take on the famed ‘Bread and Dignity’ slogan used during the Egyptian revolution. It was made in the context of 16 migrant workers who decided to walk hundreds of kilometres to their home towns during the lockdown as they had no means of sustenance or transport available. They were killed after being run over by a goods train, and their belongings, consisting mainly of dry rotis (flat bread) for the long walk home, were left strewn all over the train tracks.