Lady of Tiflis Silk Scarf
Through the conventions of each era and each region, her clothing was a style that expressed her own taste, the product in part or wholly of her own hands, and an extension of her sense of beauty, understanding of quality, and respect for tradition.
The clothing of the Armenian woman is in a profound way an intimate history of the Armenian people.
Armenian women excelled in embroidery and the making of lace. It was part of the pride of every girl. “kot” or headdress of Armenian women. Making lace was part of a girl’s education, and often when all else was lost, property and possessions gone, the Armenian woman might thank God she still had her hands.
In the thimble and needle of the woman was a skill that endured every change of season and of fortune, enabling her not only to make a living but to re-express in a continuing thread the splendor and beauty of life.
The original art work is a composition of lace thrown over a canvas as a background. Anet then went on to interpret the historic era clothing style of a young and lively Armenian Lady living in Tbilisi Georgia.
100% Silk Chiffon.
Dry clean only.
Size: 24″ x 72″
Anet Abnous is a Los Angeles-based Armenian artist whose vision is feminine beauty and empowerment. With the female figure as her muse, she creates breathtaking abstract imagery symbolizing women’s liberation.
Born and raised in Iran during the Islamic revolution of the 1970’s, Anet nurtured her passion for the arts early on. Inspired by her father’s tailoring skills, she took sewing and pattern making classes at age 16, studied fashion design at Tehran’s Zahra University, and after immigrating to the U.S., earned a Fine Arts degree from Queens College, City University of New York in 2005.
An ardent supporter of women-centered causes, Anet co-curated Manhattan’s first Armenian female art exhibition in 2007, bringing together talented artists from Armenia, Syria and the U.S. She has also shown in galleries with the mission of ending violence against women.
Anet’s Collection is wearable, tangible art — the culmination of Anet’s dream to merge fine art, fashion and storytelling through elegant tees, scarves and note cards imprinted with her work.
Only 2 left in stock (also available on backorder)