Firgun פירגון

Geometry of stripes through cotton dupatta
I like the word Firgun very much. And I like this dupatta very much. So, I chose this dupatta to talk about Firgun. The word Firgun is tattooed on my right hand. Some days, I do not want others to see it. Other days I forget about it. The others remind me because it looks like misspelt word “gurl". I had written these Hebrew words myself using left hand on my right hand. It is a language I cannot read or write, I had searched on internet to find the writing. The writing is barely legible, many Hebrew readers had to look closely a couple of times to see that it is indeed Firgun. Then it would make them very happy. It would make me happy too that it made sense to someone.

Firgun is a beautiful blessing. The gentleness and authenticity of an expression that a compliment can never suffice. It is the most genuine happiness or pride in someone else’s achievement or success. It comes from a clean heart, a clear mind and “a good eye”. It is devoid of complexity of motives and agendas. It is plain and simple, generous and empathetic, joyous and celebratory.
I equate it to innocence. I equate it to Ubuntu. I equate it to fearlessness.

I dedicate this dupatta as Firgun!

Firgun to you!

Firgun to the makers!

Firgun to thinkers!

פירגון to all beings who touched this dupatta with care before I reaches you.

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Cotton fabrics bound together into patchwork.
One of a kind wearable textile that artistically binds the geometry of stripes. I played with subtle positing of lines of various lengths and thickness to create a striped matrix.
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant- perfect for summers
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun
Ready to wear
Few fabrics mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing. Other sourced fabrics, soul of yarn unknown.
Slow production. Fabric scrap Up-cycling
Elegant, fun, light-hearted, modern
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bathinda, Punjab.
Imperfections in the weaves reflect handmade
Irregularity in the dyes reflect natural process
Innocent spots in the textiles reflect being homemade
A work of nature cannot be sterile and error-free
A choice to still buy what we make is a step
Towards supporting original culture
Of people
Of nature
Of craft

A celebration of humanness.
Mora Collective 2024
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