Photo: A. Shiva, 2002
How to recover suppressed or marginalized voices in the woven creations of women?
These weavings are creative cultural texts by those who produced them.
They are, none-the-less, embedded in systems of production, exchange, and distribution.
Times, places and cultures apart, they are re-appropriated as objects of value, desire, and exotica.
How to view the Qashqai woven arts in their cultural and social contexts? --cultures and societies of their creators as well as of those people apart in place and/or time that re-appropriate these objects.
photo: A. Shiva, 2002