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'Namaste Sis' (2020)
'Namaste Sis' (2020)
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'Namaste Sis' (2020)

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Alka Dass

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In this embellished wall hanging, Alka Dass pairs found fabrics and objects with a hand-stitched image of a mudra. “Namaste sis is a sassily named textile that embodies the women in my family –” she says “– an ode to the strong women in my life.” The composition, embroidered on a tea towel her grandmother received as a young bride, includes old bindi packets that belonged to her mother and aunts when they were younger. 
 
40 x 30 cm | textile wall hanging | unique
 
Alka Dass (b.1992) lives and works in Johannesburg. Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, she studied fine art at the Durban University of Technology. Alka works across mediums, her materials of choice more often found objects. In form, she favours the tactile and fragile – glueing pressed flowers to old photographs, stitching elaborate patterns on printed images, and creating intricate sculptural installations. “My work,” Alka told Oath Magazine in an interview, “looks at dissecting the tapestry of my culture and how each thread of thought has carefully given shape to the identity I have come to associate with myself and my community.”