Hijab dress an artistic tribute to New Zealand’s Muslim community

Source: Stuff, NZ

By Tim Newman

A Nelson woman has created a piece of wearable art to honour the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Ruby Bay resident Susan Mott designed and made the dress out of 51 hijabs, one for each person who died in the March 15 shootings at two city mosques.

The specially made dress was unveiled in Nelson on Saturday night, at an Eid celebration (which marks the breaking of the Ramadan fast).

Named “the tears of Allah”, Mott said the garment was her way of doing something to pay tribute to the Muslim community.

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