Mahliqa’s designer and creator, Suraya, is a London-born British Asian, who draws on her cultural heritage of arts and handicrafts from the Indian Sub-continent.
Her collections explore the traditional art of stitch in jewellery, using wire to reflect the patterns of knit, stitch and crochet, incorporating those age-old crafts into her work.
Her love of nature is also a huge influence in her design process, which is reflected by her wire flowers, plants, references to the natural elements and colourful landscapes. In her exhibition "Where Wool Meets..." in 2017, she produced a full length wire skirt, depicting the fragility of the earth that we live on, demonstrating that we need to take care of what surrounds us.
Suraya is a regular exhibitor at The Knitting and Stitching Shows, where she exhibits her jewellery and wire jewellery knitting kits, and also demonstrates the art of knitting with wire. She has been featured in the We Make London publication “Inspired:London – A Guide to Handmade In London” published in 2012. Her wire designs have also been featured in "The Knitter" and "Simply crochet" magazines
Suraya enjoys working to commission with clients. Whether you are looking for a bespoke piece to match an outfit, a wedding or birthday gift, or simply something different for yourself, the commissioning process allows you to become involved in the design & creation of a unique and truly original piece of work.
Suraya will be happy to discuss the options with you to suit your budget.
The commissioning process often takes time, approximately 8 - 12 weeks – however if you have a tighter deadline please contact Suraya to discuss your requirements.