Boy, do we desis love our coveted collection of china. There’s always that assortment of wine glasses, intricately frosted plates and silver chamchay we only save for the occasional “khaas mehmaans“. One Pakistani artist decide to put art on a plate along with some very savage stuff and it became an outlet to social commentary.
Here’s a few for your own private collection (and a chuckle or two):
This one’s for every desi girl who has sat through an unwanted GT with an absolutely repulsive aunty.
And for that one health-conscious aunty who takes skinny food to the next level of “nope”.
All the uncomfortable conversations that have taken over a plate of samosas:
In remembrance of apt desi anecdotes and puns.
When Ammi thought Aunty Ghazala’s beti was super shareef while she was a chupa rustam but the baddest bitch of all.
Hint: Awkward rishta meet ups
Killing with kindness 2.0
I’m a badass drama mama and I love it.
These pieces are a part of Pakistani-Canadian artist Maria Qamar’s collaboration with Loubrown Vintage, an artist that uses china as wall-decor.
Maria Qamar is a Canada-based ex-ad creative-turned-sassy-artist running her own business and brand by the name of “Hate Copy”
With pieces that were inspired from real-life events in a desi family, the art became an outlet for social commentary with a tinge of comedy.
“It’s so effortless, and most of the time they’re quite literally based on my personal experiences,” shares Maria Qamar.
Which later turns into one stop shop for all things brown and desi girls can relate to.
With a wide collection of prints, totes, tees, jackets, bodysuits, mugs, cushions, dresses and much, much, more.
Since then, her art has gotten massive attention, been featured in publications and art shows.
Even Mindy Kaling is a FAN.