Amazigh tattoos into embroidery
Shadow & light. Self-portraits. Algiers, 2015.
I have always been intrigued by the amazigh facial tattoos I've noticed on the eldery in some Algerian cities : my grandmother for instance. I wanted to explore them by creating new motifs inspired by these tattoos to get a deeper understanding of this practice. The technique used on this work is a traditional craft : hand-made embroidery on the finest fabrics.