HIGH heels from Ukraine, a hand-woven purse from Palestine and a 200-year-old blouse... these are just some of the items making up a new street exhibition.

The striking and colourful display has been installed in the windows of shops, cafes and even laundrettes around Govanhill.

And each image is of objects with special meaning for their owners.

Romanian Maria Marchidanu shared her two centuries-old blouse that was made by a distant family member.

She said: "It's a storyteller that's sitting on a hanger.

"Around 200 years ago it would have been mingled with other very similar blouses, whereas now it's an element of folklore and memory.

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"I think that is where its value comes from - from all the untold stories that have travelled with it."

Govanhill is known to be one of the most multicultural neighbourhoods in Scotland and the objects featured reflect that.

There is also a model boat from Kuwait, a baseball cap from the US and a picture viewer from Brazil.

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Each of these objects hold a special place in the heart of their owners, and the story of how they all came to be in Govanhill tells a fascinating tale of migration.

There are also objects which have meaning for a different reason.

Rachael Macleod chose her hearing aids to be featured in the exhibition.

She said: “When I was younger, my relationship with my hearing aids was a fractured one.

"They were a symbol for what was wrong with me.

"As I got older, I started to go on this journey of acceptance of my hearing aids, acceptance of my deaf identity and realising that it wasn't actually me that was the problem.

"I see them as a tool that allows me to share this story."

FONDS: Objects Speak Louder Than Words, is a collaborative exhibition between Greater Govanhill community magazine and Thriving Place Govanhill.

It was created with Morwenna Kearsley, Govanhill’s artist in residence through Street Level Photoworks’ Culture Collective programme.

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The photographs were shot on film against colourful backdrops using an innovative technique with an eight minute exposure and a moving torch beam.

Morwenna said: "It’s been such an honour to photograph these objects and to attempt to solve some of the visual problems that have cropped up in terms of composition.

"I’ve also met so many lovely and interesting people and feel as though I’ve been on a trip around the world through looking at the objects and listening to the stories behind them.”

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The interviews were carried out in the dark during the eight minutes the photograph was being taken by student journalist Sorana Horsia.

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Sorana said: "It was a privilege to listen to the participants open up in the dark, all eyes and attention focused on the object lit by this moving beam.

"It made me realise what I love about journalism: I get the chance to ask questions and discover the stories of people I've never met before."

Images can be found spread from Cathcart Road to Pollokshaws Road with the majority around Victoria Road.

A map showing the location of the all the objects can be found via greatergovanhill.com/objects.