152 x 109 cm, repaired prayer rug
My response to Islamophobia was to repair an existing prayer rug, but using a technique inspired by kintsugi, a Japanese method of repairing ceramics with gold, so that the fracture is not disguised. Another part of this project is that I am collaborating with the original weavers of the rugs, Muslim women. Although separated by time and distance, we have worked on the same pieces to create something together. The repair is about healing.
detail showing repair using gold and black linen
repaired prayer rug, 152 x 109 cm, cotton, wool, linen
Prayer Rug at the Groundwork Gallery, King's Lynn