GIFTS ON WHEELS
STRETCHED COWHIDE LEATHER IN CROCODILE EFFECT, LUGGAGE WHEELS AND HANDLES, DIGITAL EMBROIDERY ON FABRIC
Derived from a motif of a dowry chest in Turkish kilims, this piece was created to capture the connection between past and present and how they interlink. The motif is enlarged and reimagined to resemble one of the current trends of dowry gifting in Kuwait: gifts in A SET OF luggage. In the past, the motif represented family union, and the delivery of the dowry chest from a family to the other. This transportation OF GOODS is reimagined IN THE FORM OF GIFT ON WHEELS TO SYMBOLIZE THE BRIDE'S MOVE TO THE IN-LAW'S HOUSE. This DOWRY FORM is ONE OF THE PHYSICAL REFERENCES TO HOW globalization and the increased accessibility to international travel CHANGED THE TRADITIONAL symbol OF dowry gifting INTO SOMETHING DIFFERENT YET VERY FAMILIAR FROM THE EVERYDAY LIFE..