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Jamus

Jamus

Artwork by Rayya Nizar Salim
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Metal sheet and upcycled burlap thread and wool.
Hand weaving and macramework.
Weight 2.5 Kg, Width 1.37 m, Height 1 m.

Jamus is the Iraqi name for water buffalo. 

The Jamus water buffalo is a motif in Iraqi culture. It is also a source for the survival of the marshes of southern Iraq. The women through the milk of the buffalo create Qemar cream as a breakfast Iraqi staple.

This visceral connection to Iraq is at the heart of this work. The women's narratives that weave stories of strength and survival despite the barriers are the driving theme of Jamus.

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