In a world infested by discrimination of many kinds, Alia Ali’s project, People of Pattern, is a plea for reconciliation and peace and in the same time a display of the human potential of creating beauty.
“It became clear to me that this discourse of discrimination had to be balanced with knowledge and beauty by means of interactive art. If we have forgotten that we have our humanity in common, then I propose something else we have in common- fabric,” said the Alia Ali.
The research took the artist on a long, almost six months journey in which she documented the textile making techniques in eight different countries: Mexico, Senegal, Morocco, Uzbekistan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan.
Photo credits: Alia Ali