Sunday, February 20, 2011

House No. 51: Mudhif

House No. 51: Mudhif
ink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, digital layout
8.5 in. x 11 in.
051/365; 02/20/11

The Maʿdan, Shīʿite living in the Amara marshes in southern Iraq, build Mudhifs, houses intended for communal activities and as housing for guests and travelers. The buildings are constructed of giant reeds on a reed platform that provides structure above the waters of the marsh.

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