Farwa Moledina’s work is often a study of the female Muslim identity. She is most interested in how the western historical art narrative portrays the Muslim woman, and whether this has impacted how Muslim women are viewed in the contemporary world.
She explores these issues through the use of pattern and textile. The patterns she designs are inspired by the Islamic Design Principles, such as those of recurrence, symmetry and abstraction. The use of textile is an important aspect of her work as textile has evolved from being a craft concerned with the domestic to being reclaimed by women artists, re-establishing textiles as an art-form within a patriarchal narrative.