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A shirt

Imprint of his Native Landscape

 
 

A Shirt

Two works that investigate the history of the Russian shirt, a traditional costume in local folk culture. A series of photographs show an intergenerational play of interpretation and embroidery of the shirt’s stitched pattern, done by three generations of women in my family. The textile works address the cutting pattern which was discovered in an archive of eastern European textiles. The cutting pattern is used as a template for printing on inherited bedclothes, transforming them into potential shirt-uniforms through the process.