Music has the power
to transform lives

The Orchestra St John is a charity who passionately believes that music has the power to transform lives. They brought Afghanistan’s First All-Female orchestra to Oxford to support their music education who during Taliban reign were not allowed to play. The Afghan orchestra performed a concert to honour the occasion. WMH&I designed a commemorative poster using a traditional handwoven rug.

"When you look at an Afghan rug, you can see its soul"

The rug incorporates the apparatus of war depicting the orchestra’s incredible journey from hardship to musical harmony. We commissioned its production with a women’s charity from Kabul and then photographed it to create a poster.