African textiles, £10.99
Chant Avedissian, an appliquéd cotton wall hanging
Egypt, AD 1989-90
Chant Avedissian (born 1951) made this textile when working with the renowned Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-89) . He said of the experience: '... working with Fathy opened up for me the means of seeing myself through the cultural traditions of Egypt...'.
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Avedissian has created a modern tribute to the indigenous architecture of Egypt, and in this respect his textile has much in common with the pioneering buildings designed by his mentor, Hassan Fathy, the 'poet of the mud-brick'.
J. Mack (ed.), Africa: arts and cultures (London, The British Museum Press, 2000)