Patchwork

 At school

Patchwork/collaborative art

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/at school

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/at school

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/at school

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in school

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/at school

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/at school

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/at school

 

In Avini Gallery

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

Patchwork/collaborative art/in Gallery

 

 Patchwork

Hand  is a symbol, coming from ancient customs which is found in most of the cultures in different shapes and meanings and also it is one of the signs which have remained of primary people. palm reading in some cultures was a way to tell the future of people. It is also known as the human second's eye. The form of "hand with open fingers" was used in pre Islamic Iran, but Nowadays it is the symbol of the third Shiites' Imam's brother, Abbas. Forty is a symbolic number to different cultures and also it is a measure to show numerousness. To me "hand" is the sign of human existence and "chel-tekke" is a womanish art, is widespread among different Iranian folks where the colorful textiles are sewed together, making covertures or colorful rugs, needle points and chel-tekke are associated with woman and womanish art. "CHel-tekke" was made of pieces of textiles or trashy clothes, which are a kind of traditional recycling itself, were common in the society. I decided to revive this beautiful art by young girls. It was done by Lor women, native of Lorestan, before. I wanted more than 440 students, 11 to 14 year old girl, to make a "chel-tekke". It lasted 6 weeks to design the form and colors and needlepoint on it. My chel-tekkes  are designed with two hands beside each other which convey the existence of human and his art