Fragments of Eastern silk fabrics originating from Catholic rite liturgical vestments, 17th–18th centuries. Courtesy of the National Museum in Kraków.
Special thanks to the curator Joanna Regina Kowalska.
As part of the project, the artist documented chasubles made of silk fabrics from Islamic countries for the Catholic Church, which were very often used in Polish culture of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Muslim symbolism that appeared on the fabrics had no meaning for the buyers of the products and was often reinterpreted in the Christian spirit. Through her project, the artist refers to an object — a carrier of symbolic meanings, which in a special way connects cultures and religions.