Aftabeh & Bozi - Wall Decor Linocut Prints
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What happens when you ask Bozi and Aftabeh to have a conversation with one another?

I use Aftabeh in my works as a tongue-in-cheek symbol of Iranian identity. The poetry line on the Aftabeh print is borrowed from a folk song from the Northern province of Gilan that reads, “Aftebeh, pitcher of water is heavy [to lift],” and speaks to how the small task of  carrying a jug of water weighs too much while bearing the sadness of lost love.

Bozi is inspired by the stylized design of a Persian ibex borrowed from a six thousand year old Iranian ceramic beaker, now housed in the Louvre.  The text on the Bozi print refers to another humorous Nowruz folk song that is meant to spread holiday cheer and bring a smile to your face in the middle of winter. The line reads, “Why don't you smile Bozi?

  • These prints are hand-made limited edition of 6 linocut relief press prints with etching ink.
  • Note that these are not digital prints and each work is slightly different from the other.
  • 8" x 10" prints are matted with 11" x 14" white core bevel cut mats and are ready for framing.
  • Ships within 1 week (United States) 2-3 weeks (Worldwide)

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This howz-e mahi is gorgeous!!! The raw clay and the stunning turquoise blue combination totally inspires the feeling of sitting by an old-school blue howz in Tehran. I don't like to get living gold fish for haft-seen, so this will be haft-seen fish bowl from now on. and until then, I will be serving strawberries and other berries in it :) Sima Shakhsari | 16 May 2020

These bozis are so adorable! They look so much better than the photos, actually. I have the whole set and each of the bozis has its own unique character. I have planted prime rose in them and they look so amazing on my patio. I wish I could post a photo. I love them so much that I just ordered one for my friend in California. Thank you, Katayoun, for making such beautiful, and at the same time useful, art! And this totally reminds me of my childhood stories! What a beautiful gift. Sima Shakhsari | 16 May 2020
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