Intaglio. Ink on paper.
32 x40 inches - 81 x 102 cm
This print is part of a body of work entitled "Green In The Market, Red In Mother's Hand". It depicts traditional henna styles in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, my home town. I have documented eight henna designs by interviewing local women above 60 years. Prior to 1940s, the patterns were limited to a small repertoire and were geometric, symmetrical, reproducible and had descriptive names. The name of this design is "The Caged One".
In this body of work, I have paired the design with local folk tales told by women and usually were stories that empower women. The story here is titled "The Gum Chewer"