SOUND OF A WOMAN

Temporary exhibition organised by MI Project, a curatorial initiative by Asli Samadova.

It is an adapted version of The Sound of a Woman. Tradition, Fashion and Elegance in the Caucasus and beyond exhibition with international loans from museums and private collections that lasted in Baku, Azerbaijan from December 21, 2018 to June 15, 2019.

The Turin edition focuses on a history of Kelaghayi, Azerbaijan national silk headscarf.
The exhibition materials span for over 150 years and trace Kelaghayi transformation from an element of national costume to a Soviet propaganda symbol, and then into a contemporary fashion accessory and symbol of national pride.

Important milestone in revival of ancient craft was the inclusion of Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarves into UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Rare learning materials are provided by Azerbaijan National Museum of History, Tbilisi Silk Museum, Icherisheher Centre for Traditional Arts, Rena Ibrahimbekova, Ruslan Huseynov, Seltenet Zulfugarova, Tofik Babayev and Chinara Majidova.

In addition, the stand will present a collaboration with designer Natavan Aliyeva whose most recent fashion line is inspired by her collection of antique Kelaghayi also shown at Sartirana.