A Pakistani Home in Norway – 2002

The Home of a Family of First Generation Immgrants

This home is furnished in cooperation with a Pakistani family living in the eastern part of Oslo. It is similar, but not identical to the home of the Pakistani family. It is based on visits to the family's home, interviews and "Co-shopping" with trhe familiy.

It shows a home and an interior style both exotic and familiar. Curtains and other textiles are important. Some of them brought home from Pakistan. The furniture is mostly bought second hand. Exotic elements are the fan in the ceiling, the waterfallpicture and the mosquealarm-clock on the shelf. The rather expensive bed is the dream of every Pakistani woman – according to the mother in our informant-family