Exhibition: Oct 29th-Nov 28th at Adobe Book, Backroom Gallery
The Klozar Weaving Project started officially in 2014 by Shaghayegh Cyrous and Soheila Moayed Jafari, a mother and daughter living separately in the United States and Iran. The project is focused on supporting the women who are weaving the kilims and rugs in Iran by paying them higher than average wages. Additionally, the practice of hand weaving rugs and the traditional patterns from each family are passed on to future generations. This project was denied by the Iranian government for many years, seized by the US government for four months, then finally stopped in the middle of the Iran-US nuclear deal. Radioactive Rugs is a multimedia installation that transports you to explore the political barriers and journeys of this project.