The Silk Road
Historically the Silk Road was a trade route running through Eurasia starting in Xian & ending in Constantinople (Istanbul). Goods were traded from silk (the first item to be sold) to paper, ceramics & everything between.
Through trade came the spread of innovations, ideas, cultures, religions and so The Silk Road had a crucial role in shaping the World's development. Along its route diverse communities sprang up to become trading posts - just imagine how people learnt to communicate with each other!
This was the inspiration for SamiArt & The Silk Road - Communicate, Inspire, Share, Participate
FUN FACT: the first SIlk Road, May 2008, designed with local community groups and painted in Sutton High Street was 10m long. At that time, Samia's only silk painting knowledge had been a weekend workshop 4 years prior!
"Thank you for all your hard work. Everyone here has been buzzing about you.
It was a great delight to work with you and your husband. Also a very big thank you to your brother with his gorgeous ice creams. He was very popular.
Look forward to working with you again"