36” x 27”, 2005
Cotton, silk, acrylic paint, oil paint stick, ink, college, and machine quilted.
The burqa, an all encompassing shroud, has become an international symbol of the Taliban's brutal repression of women in Afghanistan. Under the Taliban, a generation of Afghan women lived as second-class citizens hidden by burqas, forced out of school at age 8, and prohibited from working outside the home. Now, women’s rights are a priority for the new democratic government. The Taliban was been removed from power and slowly women are trying to regain their dignity and rights.
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