Ahed Al Kathiri
Ahed Al Kathiri’s work proposes a meaning of home that is constructed from within oneself; utilising memories that form an intimate connection to her grandmother’s house.
Kathiri uses patterned textiles and layers them into various forms of the Qamariyat (a traditional Yemeni architectural window covering). Her memories of her grandmother sewing domestic objects from recycled fabric make it an intimate act. Using these objects always reinforced and maintained the warmth of home. It is therefore an intimate act of sustainability.
Repurposing fabrics in her work is a way of sustaining a home within herself, a reminder that a specific place becomes a home because of how we act within it, and the ways in which we preserve and nourish it.
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