Title: Picnic in Iran 2017
Description: آلبوم عکس هنری دست ساخته بتول شوقی در مضمون پیک نیک در ایران
Hand made concertina artist’s book. Photographs of Iranians picnicking, stitched onto pictures of ceramic tiles depicting scenes of picnic during the Safavid periods. The book has two hard cloth covers with photographs stitched onto them.
Size: 22 x 31 cm. 22 x 450 cm, when opened
The concertina book has 15 pages and two hard covers. Each page is 21 x 29.7 cm. The book when opened is approximately 450 cm long.
The picnic photographs are stitched and sewn onto the pages with strips of materials around them. These represent the lranians’ love and use of textile materials while picnicking and close to nature. The background of the pages are photographs which I took of ceramic tiles in Chehel Sotoon Palace in Isfahan.