Women of my homeland

A narration on the women of my homeland

The emphasis on women’s clothing and its patterns illustrates feminine identities in modern Iranian society. The absence of head and feet is expressive of a continuing perception of the female gender as a second, inferior sex. As a result, any effort to illustrate female identity individually cannot rely on looking directly at her facial expressions and is only possible indirectly, by studying a figure’s gestures.

The presence of traditional Iranian tiles on clothing demonstrates the inescapable provenance of a modern woman’s cultural background as she prepares to move forward.

The pregnant woman illustrates a stage of female life in which the body itself becomes an obvious expression of her identity.