Some Afghan refugees have formed a modeling group in Sweden where they display the cultures and traditions of Afghanistan through their clothes and handicrafts.
Members of the modeling group said they show a peaceful image of Afghanistan to Europe.
The models in the group represent different costumes and traditions from various parts of Afghanistan.
“Afghanistan has a nice culture,” Lala Saeed, a model, said. “We want to display the beautiful culture of Afghanistan.”
The models host shows where they walk on the rump, perform Afghanistan’s traditional dances and perform short acts on the traditions in Afghanistan.
“We have created this group to show Afghanistan’s original culture to the people here (in Sweden). People should know our country. They should know that Afghans want peace and Afghanistan is a country of colors and beauties,” Elham Kandahari, a model, said.
“Today we performed the Atan dance. This is part of our efforts to portray the traditions of Afghanistan to the people out here (in Europe),” Shazia, a female member of the modeling group, said.
The modeling group also helps those Afghan refugees who have problems in their migration documents in Sweden and other parts of Europe.
“By establishing the modeling group, we want to show the culture and traditions of Afghanistan to the foreigners,” founder of the group Liyun Khurasani said.
These models also support the newcomers to settle in Europe. The fate of some of the models who recently went to Europe is not clear that so far.