Meshal Al-Obaidallah
Shimagh Ajyal

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Meshal Al-Obaidallah
Shimagh Ajyal

1,250.00

Digital print on superfine cotton
55 x 55 in (140 x 140 cm)
Unframed

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In his Shimagh series, Meshal redesigns the traditional Middle Eastern headdress to convey a message; each work in this series holds a different meaning. Shimagh Ajyal embraces the transition and generational shift in the Middle East--the bulk of the Arab world’s total population is children and young adults. This work embodies a collision of generations: from the older monochromic generation to a younger, more diverse one. The colorful redesign maintains the traditional shimagh’s aesthetics but does so in its own distinct hues. Shimagh Ayjal thus becomes a visual representation of the population and a snapshot of today’s society as its traditional red design cedes to the fresh multi-colored design, which constitutes of 60% of this shimagh’s surface. Each work is digitally designed and remastered and printed in the dimensions of a typical shimagh to retain the feel and allure of the traditional fabric.

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