Amman (AFP) – With verses from appreciate poems and flowing calligraphy, Jordan-based mostly trend designer Hana Sadiq stitches a testament to the natural beauty of Arab women.
In a profession spanning a long time, Iraqi-born Sadiq has proven her creations throughout the world and dressed the stars, but she remains rooted in the traditions of her homeland.
The creative handwriting of Arabic script dominates her embroidered fashionable styles, with poetry or letters scattered in dazzling colors.
She utilizes a variety of calligraphic models, from the elaborate Diwani to the curving Thuluth, and functions on some of her outfits the strains of renowned Arab poets together with Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani.
“Arabic calligraphy is the most beautiful,” claims Sadiq, 72, demonstrating off her love of jewelry with strings of beads close to her neck, dangling earrings, and unconventional stone rings.
At her dwelling workshop in downtown Amman, Sadiq notes that the earliest crafting was born a number of millennia just before Christ in what is now Iraq, arguing that it was a place “with out which all the other civilisations would not have existed”.
Sadiq has split her time in between Amman and Paris since 1982, owning equally French and Jordanian nationality as well as Iraqi citizenship.
‘How wonderful she is’
She has exhibited from Europe to the United States as nicely as the Middle East, returning household with an comprehensive selection of antique silver ornaments, alongside with hundreds of parts of Arab textiles and costumes.
Her kaftans, conventional robes, characteristic brilliant and beautiful colours. They mirror the affect of her grandmother who wore a traditional Iraqi “Hashemite costume” and walked “elegantly like a peacock”.
The people outfit is produced of pretty slim cloth with extensive sleeves and transparent sides, adorned with lovely floral ornaments, golden or silver, on a black base. It was the favourite of Iraqi women in the 1950s and 60s.
Sadiq traces her curiosity in manner to her childhood, when she would take a look at her grandfather’s textile shop in Baghdad.
She went on to structure for superstars and royals, which includes Jordan’s Queen Rania and Queen Noor. But whoever the consumer, her get the job done has been guided by satisfaction in the Arab woman’s femininity.
Contrary to far more revealing Western trend, her patterns envelope the woman’s body, “but it shows large femininity,” says Sadiq, who is also the author of a book, “Arab Costumes and Jewellery, a Legacy with out Borders”.
She argues that Western clothes are not the best match for the bodies of Arab gals but have distribute to the region in any case. “Unfortunately this is the end result of globalisation,” she says.
“What matters to me, in all my function, is that the female remains woman and that a man is attracted to her as a woman,” she provides. “Which means when a girl passes in front of him, he have to recognize and see how gorgeous she is.”
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