Banner of The Unbanished - Draa River Bed Panel , 2020
Original Camel Wool Sahraoui Rug Element, Acrylic Markers and Plastic Paint - 2020
Series: Banners of the Unbanished
Firouz FarmanFarmaian, Banner of The Unbanished - Draa River Bed Panel , 2020
Knotting tribal cultures in a sufi circling structure upon which woven sacred fabrics and millenary symbols hang tall. Sourced and produced in the Moroccan Draa Valley and the Sahara, the work calls for the use of air and space, shadow and light, envisioned as an ensemble of imaginary banners mirroring nomadic cosmogonies. Held together by Touareg raw camel wool, tent elements are here turned into work of art. A circle of contemplation and meditation, a haven where different cultures can meet and reflect.
'An attempt to explore cross-cultural themes that are shared between Morocco and Iran, Memorandum of the Unknown Path will include various artworks, including Banners of the Unbanished, a series of textiles that combine traditional materials, such as Touareg raw camel wool, with "post-tribal symbols". The piece is meant to transform "tent elements" into a work of art, while conveying a message of urgent and universal unity.' Rima Alsammarae, AD Magazine
Sourced and Produced in Southern Maroc Winter of 2019-2020