In the carpet, we see officials of different ranks, who oppose each other, and are aggressive towards each other. They are of different sizes, thus holding different positions in the system of the officials. They are all males, and we see their symbolically depicted ties and genitals. The size of their ties and genitals also varies depending on their job roles and influence. This carpet is an attempt to approach the problem of separation of power between officials, which influences the life of simple people. The negative image of officials is symbolically conveyed through images of worms that erode society from the inside.
Author:CHINGIZCarpet Name:“Worms”Year:2014Code:CW01Size:122x207cmSize (ft.):4'0"x6'9"Area:2.52m2Density:50(h)x50(v) per square decimeter, 250 000 knots per square meter, totally ~500 000 knotsColors:red, dark brown, blackMaterials:Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and cotton weftsKnots:Gördes (Turkish / symmetrical)Pile height:0.4cmEnds:bundled knotsWoven by:the “Antique Ruqs of the Future Projects” weavers led by Vugar DadashevWeavers:Fatma, SevdaWeaving Period:four monthsHandwoven:in AzerbaijanDesign:Originaly desined by Azerbaijani artist Chingiz Babayev (CHINGIZ)Share: