Ensemble from 'The Path of Roses' by Rachid Koraichi

Selection of works from larger multi-media installation titled 'The Path of Roses' comprising 7 gold-embroidered blue silk wall-hung textiles, steel 'figure' sculptures (one large and fourteen small) and one ceramic bowl decorated with calligraphic symbols.


Details

Medium:
Forged metal & ceramic & textiles
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£28,350 ( Total: £54,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
October Gallery

The installation was created as a homage to Rumi, the thirteenth century mystic and poet, and is concerned with the Islamic concept of safar (travel and trancendence). It traces the journey of Jalal al-Din al-Rumi who sailed across the Mediterranean to meet the great Sufi mystic and poet Ibn El-Arabi, highlighting the rich encounter between two Sufi masters and three continents.

Provenance

October Gallery.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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