‘The reality is that, unlike oil paints, some form of needle & thread are the art materials that have been most commonly and widely available to women throughout history. They have given us, and continue to give, the power to decorate and invent ourselves, our interior environments and document our own lives in that process. So it comes as no surprise that so many women have recorded their experiences of war through domestic textiles.’
On textiles as political documentation & conflict resistance, Rembrandt’s handshakes & the repetition of trauma.
Essay by Stanislava Pinchuk.
Issue 2, 2019 : Find.