Aisha Khalid: Kashmiri Shawl
Kashmiri Shawl is an installation located now in the Corvi-Mora Gallery. It is a pashmina scarf with gold plated steel pins. On one side, the heavily worked paisley and floral design offers a scene of luxurious detail. The backside tells a different story – staggered and unbound by the pin’s head, sharp tips protrude from the red wool to reveal a hazardous surface. The work draws attention to what Khalid views as a disparity between the global consumption of shawls from this region and the lack of attention placed on its geopolitical realities.