abstract figure paintings – simple beautiful shape – the Hijab
such a simple beautiful shape with so many connotations - the Hijab
The western world would call it a scarf and wear it without association of much that is important. If you are a Muslim woman you would call it a khimaar but non Muslims know it as the Hijab. Literally translated to English it means barrier and has become a symbol of disrespect for women in some circles. I have painted the Hijab here to show respect, such a simple beautiful shape covering the hair of modest women deserves no less.
original signed painting
simple beautiful shape - the Hijab
watercolour on paper
45 cm x 30 cm
18 in x 12 in
simple beautiful shape - Hijab
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