History of Anatolian Folk Music, 2000–2001

Peter Hristoff Turkish-Bulgarian

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This piece’s oblong shape is suggestive of a textile, one of the recurring sources Hristoff uses as inspiration in his work. Here, the white pattern overlaying the colored background is based on Turkish headscarves (yazmas). Strings of flowers and beads (oya) add additional decoration at the bottom. The work is part of a larger series that celebrates the history of Anatolia and Turkish folklore.

History of Anatolian Folk Music, 2000–2001, Peter Hristoff (Bulgarian, born Turkey, 1958), Mixed media paints and silkscreen on canvas over panel

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