Lalla Essaydi’s Embellishments

Lalla Essaydi - Bullets #5 (2009)

Lalla Essaydi - Les femmes du Maroc #10 (2005).

In her photographs of women covered with calligraphy, Lalla Essaydi focuses on how this Islamic art form has been made inaccessible to women, whereas the use of henna as a form of adornment is considered ‘women’s work’.

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