Hilaane’s Rug, 2023

Through weaving processes and print methods, I examine the history of Lebanese textiles both in Lebanon and throughout the diaspora. With a particular focus on a rug that my great-grandmother had in her home, I work through the meaning of textiles as survival within my own family. This project unravels ideas of loss, preservation, and healing. 

Tapestry made and hand-dyed on a 6-shaft floor loom, accompanied by screenprints and handcut vinyl.

Displayed in Jewett Art Gallery in 2023. Awarded Wellesley College Honors Thesis in Studio Art

Read more about my thesis project here