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© Courtesy Ed Cross Fine art

Adar Mair

This hand punched portrait is of Anya Paintsil’s sister, Mair. It is loosely inspired by a poem 'Adar Rhiannon' from a collection of ancient Welsh and Celtic myths. Rug-hooking is a method of making textiles that has been passed down by generations of Welsh women and is associated with communities unable to afford tapestries. She employs Black and Afro hairstyling techniques.

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Type: Fabric
Dimensions: 53 H x 55 W x 2 D cm
Material: Acrylic, wool, watercolour, synthetic and human hair on hessian
Date: 2022

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