TELIZ, WOVEN PAINTINGS

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON
15–30 APRIL 2000

Teliz are composed of unstitched Khorjins, mule and camel bags woven by the Lor and Bakhtiyari tribes from the south-west of Iran some 35 to 90 years ago.

Their size, convenient for transport purposes, and their juxtaposed colours, materials and techniques reflect the great variety of patterns and symbols to keep ill luck at bay while being at the same time unique original artworks.