'Kuchar' refers to something/someone that travels from one place to another.
This journey began with some antique “ Baluch” needlework and progressed to “Turkmen” embroidery. The artist hand-repaired them, but left some of the old parts of the needlework to demonstrate how ancient and important they are. Some of these pieces are mirror worked while some are basic embroideries. All artworks are finished with a custom made frame work.
The age of the artworks in this collection is considered to be between 50 to 90 years old. all artworks are 1/1 edition and unique.
I’ve travelled extensively in Iran, exploring cities one by one and learning about the people's culture and art. On one of my excursions to “Sistan and Baluchistan”, I came across some old and magnificent "Baluch" embroidery and decided to collect them. I moved them to Tehran and used my knitting skills to repair them. Furthermore, I went on the lookout for "Turkmen" embroidery, which I also found astonishing. After a year my collection grew too big to maintain or safeguard so I decided to offer them to my friends and family as gifts.
I was thrilled when everyone began to demonstrate their appreciation for these works and decided to continue this quest. Every piece represents parts of history, art and culture and I aspire to showcase my country's history of art through these beautiful pieces.
- March 2021, “Haft Dast House” - Solo exhibition
- July 2021, "Iranian Art Museum Garden" - Group Exhibition
- August 2021, "Abineh Gallery, Art Bazar" - Group Exhibition
- December 2021, "Haft Dast House" - Group Exhibition
- March 2022, "M-Zone Tehran" - Group Exhibition
The Locals call it, “Suchen embroidery”.
- The most exquisite Iranian handicraft, inspired by Baluch art and crafted by the hardworking and dedicated Baluch women and girls.
- Prehistoric lithographs and Baluch embroidery themes have a specific connection.
- Silk or cotton yarns are used.
- Some, are also mirror worked.
“known as keshteh or black embroidered”
- Turkmen lived in the northeast of Iran and were the nomads that looked after this art.
- Their designs were inspired by nature and you can sense a direct connection to natural forces in all their works.
Animals, nature and the environment, tools and weapons of war, ideologies and beliefs are all motifs found in Turkmen embroidery.
View the full collection HERE