Roots and Growth
Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures, Be’er Sheva.
Curated by Tuce Erel and Sharon Laor-Sirak
Elibelinde, which includes 55-piece of embroidery work by Seda Hepsev, inspired by the same titled Kilim pattern. ‘Elibelinde' (Hands on Hips) pattern symbolizes the power of women, motherhood and their fertility. Even though the one arm of the bodies is missing, they keep surviving. The figure shows proudness and based on this pattern, Hepsev creates variations and juxtaposes the body of work together to show the strength of women when they are united and outnumbered.