In the exhibition “Communities in Times of trouble – outfits”, where I play with the outfits of people of different ideologies, I offer several shawls to the audience.
As I was taught by the respective people, I teach them
- how to bind a Hijab, which is a veil that covers the head and chest, worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family.
- how to bind a Kisui Rosh, which is a fabric, that covers the hair of Jewish orthodox women, who are or have been married (widows and divorcees).
- how to bind a Kufiya, which is a headscarf, worn originally by bedouin and farmer in the Arabic world as a protection against sun and sandstorms. Today it’s a symbol for self determination of repressed people.
Attached properly on their heads, no matter which version, the headscarfes allow free movement and to the amazment of the audience provide the feeling of safety and protection.