Qashqai Series

Inspired by the Kilim patterns of the Qashqai tribe, the designs have their roots in the culture of Iranian nomads. The nomadic people of southwest Iran are renowned for their mastery of weaving and use of colors. The tribeswomen employ intricate techniques to create patterns that simply leave art lovers dumbstruck. The idea for these works came to me after one of my trips to south-western Iran where I encountered a Qashqai tribe and got to spend a few days amongst them. I had the chance to see for myself how these people weave their story into Kilim patterns. With tales told in every stitch, I weaved dreams of embodying the patterns in the form of everyday wearable objects.