Artist Federico Guzmán has re-created his experience in the Sahara by creating a huge multicolored Bedouin tent, titled ‘The Cultures of the Bedouin Tent’.
The sides of the tent created using melhfas – traditional costumes worn by women of the Sahara – which were designed and dyed by women from the refugee camp of Bokhador.
The geometric patterns of the khaima and the more freestyle patterns of the melhfas explode with colour and print when the sun shines and reflects the patterns and shadows created by the iron framework of the Palacio de Cristal at the Parque del Retiro.
The exhibition runs until August the 30th at Museo Nacional Centro De Arte in Madrid.
USP: Maximalist print and pattern are infused with light and pattern for a bohemian approach for A/W 16/17.