This artwork has introduced the language of embroidery, where every group of stitches is referred to as a ‹unit›. From there comes our inspiration, stemming from our strong belief in the spirit of unity we created this line ‹wihdeh› not only to shed light on the beauty of unification but also to bring together the delights of our culture.
Two prominent elements are present in this line; embroidery (tatreez) to give the cultural feel, and our personal naqsh stroke to add an extra designer-personalized dimension. Those two elements are presented through engraved stone surfaces enhanced with brass fillings, to create minimal structures with a sculptural feel. The use of those two materials allows the presence of cultural elements in non-traditional patterns and presentations.
Material: Marble stone, and brass. Dimensions: W:360cm, X L:180cm Year: 2019
The Shawl wall art made of solid walnut wood and brass.
That Shawl….which was once swaying on her shoulder
Brought warmth to her child
The same Shawl she used to collect the olives of her trees from her land
That Shawl….here are the remains of it….a Shawl.
In times where the adage “survival of the fittest” rules, we design and emphasize that survival is for the most beautiful… the sincerest…. and the purist.
This piece is inspired by the shawl of a Palestinian lady showcasing some of the different patterns and motifs in the Palestinian heritage of embroidery, reflecting the effect of the various eras the region went through shown towards the worn outside of the patterns in the artworks, our brass lines came to emphasize on the patterns as the artistic DNA of our heritage.
Material: Solid walnut wood, and brass. Dimensions: W:225cm, X L:375cm Year: 2015