STUDYING THE WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN HAND WOVEN ARTIFACTS ACCORDING TO THE FEMINIST THEORY ON OBJECTIFICATION

Authors

  • Sepideh Taravatimahjoubi

Abstract

In rural and tribal hand-woven artifacts, there are variety of representations with the subject of women and their belongings. From abstract to realistic, these types of hand-woven fragments have different sizes and designs, representing feminine soul and reflecting their experienced life among the tribe or in the village. According to the theory of feminism and the framework for the modern attitude toward human being, women should not turn into sexual objects. In this research we aim to investigate the feminine discourse existing in such fragments from feminist point of view. The main question of the research is that to what extent the representation of women’s image is under gender stereotype. It is assumed that these hand-woven artifacts are not subject to sexual objectification. The statistical population of this paper includes a number of rural and tribal hand-woven fragments that have been analyzed in a comparative way. Findings of the study reveals that the representation of women in the rural and tribal hand-woven artifacts is not influenced by the process of women's objectification and the situations and movements of women represented in the images shows independent, single-minded and self-made women. According to the feminism theory, the language is masculine and women have never had the opportunity to show themselves, so the aim of this research is to investigate the languages of these hand-woven fragments and presenting a category from their images; images which are not subject to the modern male-dominated culture which restricts women in a beautified object.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Sepideh Taravatimahjoubi. (2020). STUDYING THE WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN HAND WOVEN ARTIFACTS ACCORDING TO THE FEMINIST THEORY ON OBJECTIFICATION. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 5737-5754. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1847