Kheyameya Wall Hanging

Image of Kheyameya Wall Hanging
Image of Kheyameya Wall Hanging

Applique textile
1700 × 1700mm
 
Kheyameya, or ‘Egyptian tentmaking’, is a type of decorative appliqué textile historically used to decorate tents across the Middle East. Rotate Editions invited us to create three designs for a collaboration with two Egyptian Kheyameya artists. Inspiration came from aerial and satellite imagery of the pyramid complex at Giza – an unexpected and contemporary perspective on an ancient monument. In addition to the textile items, we also created a set of three screen prints depicting the different sites, to scale.