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Papestry      

Originally Nazha was not a painter. All her paintings were used to make tapestries. But once she was having an exhibition in a very fine Gallery in Malaysia and at the last minute they cancelled it. They had thought that the tapestries were painted.
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This seemed ridiculous. To say that painted would be more interesting or more valuable than woven, were it takes several months, even up to a year to make a tapestry and a very short time to paint a picture. So Nazha decided this would be the beginning of her paintings. The papers used as a guide for the tapestries, after use, were reconverted into fresh paper (easy enough since she makes her own paper) and the paint refreshed (sometimes the papers pinned to the weaving machine for moths in different places, got damaged). This was then the beginning of her papestries, as she calls them, paper tapestries.

 

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