Liquid Structure - An Alternative Asaba

This work is inspired by the culture of Iraqi Marsh Arabs, it responds to its environment and goes beyond functionality. The Iraqi Marshlands are one of the cradles of human civilization, a 6,000 square-mile wetland created by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Marsh Arabs traditionally work and live together along lines not defined by gender but by the physical conditions of the person. Men and women weave and hunt. Their clothes are not defined by gender but rather by comfort and ease of movement. There the most stable structure, is the one most capable of transforming, extending, and moving from one point to another. Modernity cannot impose its laws. Here the structures are liquid.

Note: ASABA is a black 2-4 meters long headgear for marsh women in Iraq

Project by Naseri Majed

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