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Amani Althuwaini

Student work

Dazza (Dowry), 2016, Woven fabric, cowhide leather and plexi glass, 240 x 90 cm

Dazza as a tradition used to be very ceremonial in the early days of Kuwait. After globalisation and modernism, this transformed to become more about the display of objects through the inclusion of International designer goods within the dowry.

Its material transformation is something that is undeniable and this is what the piece symbolises. Sadu weaving represents tradition, and the leather part resembles an oversized Chanel bag.

The Chanel bag is used as a symbol as it is actually included in a lot of contemporary dowries. The brand logo was replaced with the Arabic word ''Dazza'' in gold color plexi glass.