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About Emaan Abbasi

Emaan is a second-year student at Freeman College, Sheffield and a proud neurodivergent Muslim. She is a keen blacksmith and pewterer who enjoys designing things ranging from clothing to miscellaneous objects. Emaan is also currently penning her first novel. Emaan’s inspiration comes from her love of nature and South-Asian, specifically Pakistani cultural heritage.

Entry description

To represent a cultural form of harmony, Emaan has designed a Mehndi Plate / Thaal that can be used at celebrations such as Diwali, weddings and Eid. These events unify people especially families. The rose elements of the design symbolise traditional Mehndi (Henna) designs and celebratory confetti made from rose petals. The rose-inspired Diya holds a candle that once lit displays enlightenment, knowledge and wisdom.