Clan | Sculpture (small)
Clan Sculpture Small
Formerly known as Kafiristan (land of the infidels), Nuristan is a remote mountainous part of Eastern Afghanistan, where several ancient tribes have lived and flourished in isolation. They are thought to be relics of an original Indo- European population secluded in the mountains up until the 1890s when they were forced by the then Afghan Emir, to convert to Islam. It is at this time that the region became known as Nuristan (land of light). As pagans with their own ancient belief system, they carved images of their gods in larges figures out of tree trunks. They developed their own chip carving techniques using simple tools and local timber from the surrounding forests.
The sculptures presented in the Clan collection combine influences from Central Asia to modern artists in the West. Partly inspired by mythical figures and cultural artefacts of the Pre-Islamic cultures of the Nuristan region of Afghanistan, and partly by sculptures of Alberto Giacometti, this collection brings together and draws inspiration from disparate sources. The colours and patterns reflect influences from the nomadic cultures of West Asia.
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