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Precious Treasures

FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

Khulood Mustafawi

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Art 221 Research Methods

Yunsun Chung-Shin

Spring 2012-2013


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‫ِمسبحة‬

َ Who Am I?‫َم ْن أ ؟‬ َ ْ ‫صيد‬ َ  ْ‫حث َعن ا َ ن‬ Khulood Mustafawi, a 20 years old interior designer to be, who is currently in her third year in Zayed University in Dubai. She is also taking a minor in psychology to develop her self, and to have a better understanding of her surroundings. Alongside her major, she likes designing meaningful design

that has a touching massage that would be capable to change a soul or even a community. She is obsessed in digital illustration, which is currently what she’s mostly passionate about. Her biggest aim is to create designs and art that can reach the hearts of others, and help changing the world to better place,


Looking for

َ  ْ‫البحث َعن ا َ ن‬ َ

The Most Treasured


Looking for

 ْ‫البحث َعن ا َ ن‬ َ

The Most Treasured


The tresaures owners’ history Ahmed Abdulrahim Mustafawi Born in 1940 and Lived in South Iran. Have one brother and one sister. Studied Primary school

ther and mother death to take care of his brothers and sisters. He worked as shepherd, messenger, hunter, and finally formed his self and family after traveling around the gulf. He settled up in Dubai, and had his own company. He Married his cousin and had 3 sons, and only. Had to 5 girls. Ahmed leave his stud- passed away in ies at the age of 2003. 13, after his fa-

Abdulrahim Burhan Mustafawi Born and lived in South Iran. Have 2 brothers and one sister. Studied his primary and secondary studies in school. Assigned as the head of the tribe after the death of is father. Married his cousin, and had three children; two

sons and one daughter. got defrauded by the Turks and died in 1953.

Fatima Said Ishaq Alhashimi Born in 1946 in Dubai. Had three sisters and 2 brothers.Fatima Married to her great cousin from Qatar, and lived there for the rest of her life.She Did not work, and had six kids: two boys and four girls. She Studied primary school in an

older age in Qa-

tar. She Loved knitting and making clothes, and used to sell what she make. Fatima Got was diagnosis with cancer in 1995, and passed away in 1998.


ŮŽ Ů’ ŮŽ ‍من ŘŁŘ&#x;‏ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’  ShotGun‍ندقي؊ ؾيد‏ Ů? ‍ب‏ ŮŽ  ْ‍البح؍ َؚن ا ŮŽ ن‏ ŮŽ FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

[Description]

It is basically a kind of guns, a firearm that is designed to fire from the shoulder. An old hunting gun that in made of black steal and real wood. It is one and a half meter long, and its heavy. In the upper view of the gun, we can see a small sight in the top of the muzzle, which is where the bullets come out from.

The Shotgun originally belongs to my great grandfather, who used the gun when he was the head of his tribe in South Iran.

He also used it for hunting and shooting practise.


ŮŽ Ů’ ŮŽ ‍من ŘŁŘ&#x;‏ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’  ShotGun‍ندقي؊ ؾيد‏ Ů? ‍ب‏ ŮŽ  ْ‍البح؍ َؚن ا ŮŽ ن‏ ŮŽ FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

After my graet grand father got defrauded by the Turks, the shotgun belonged to my grandfather. My grandfather used the shotgun for hunting preys to feed the family, and some times sell them to people.

He learnt lot of technique for hung while he was in the age of 16. Such as walking through the opposite way of the wind so

the animals wont catch his smell and run away, and knowing when is the best time to hunt by testing the weather!


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Ů’ ŮŽ ‍ح؊‏ ‍ب‏ ‍س‏ ‍م‏ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’BŮŽ eads Prayer ‍من ŘŁŘ&#x;‏ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’  ‍ندقي؊ ؾيد‏ Ů? ‍ب‏ ŮŽ  ْ‍البح؍ َؚن ا ŮŽ ن‏ ŮŽ FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

[Description]

“Misbaha�is a phrase used for the Muslim prayer beads. This Misbaha is made of round circular shapes gold and Coral Stone. The Misbaha has 33 pieces of perfectly circular shaped gold and Coral Stone. A tangerine tango colored thread goes through the small pieces to create the Misbah.

The Misbaha was originally a gift to my grand-

passionately designed it, bought some circular gold to finally have it as a necklace!

mother from my mother side. She only received 100 pieces of the coral stones. She

She used to wear it everywhere, until it accidentally was broken!


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Ů’ ŮŽ ‍Ů?مسبح؊‏

ŮŽ Ů’ ŮŽ Beads Prayer ‍من ŘŁŘ&#x;‏ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’  ‍ندقي؊ ؾيد‏ Ů? ‍ب‏ ŮŽ  ْ‍البح؍ َؚن ا ŮŽ ن‏ ŮŽ FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

After the death of my grandmother, my mother was asked to hold all my grandmother’s jewelries. And after distributing most of the things among the sisters, my mother was not sure what to do with this piece, since it was damaged and broken.

Once! Once! My mother was

thinking before going to bed about the necklace, and thought: why don’t I return it to its original!

Now, my mother carries it with

her all the time, as a reminder of god, and as a reminder of Allah.


Ů’ ŮŽ ‍ح؊‏ ‍ب‏ ‍س‏ ‍م‏ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’BŮŽ eads Prayer ‍Ů?  Ů’ ŮŽ Ů’ “ من ŘŁŘ&#x;‏ ‍ندقي؊ ؾيد‏ Ů? ‍ب‏ ŮŽ  ْ‍البح؍ َؚن ا ŮŽ ن‏ ŮŽ FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

[Description]

TO its Original

This Misbaha originally belonged to my great grandfather “Abdulrahim Mustafawi�. According to Mansoor Ahmed, Abdulrahim’s grand son: “the Misbaha was originally very long, as his father used to hang it on the wall after Abdulrahim passed away.�

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This Misbaha is made of wood, and threads. The Misbaha has 21 pieces of round edged squares that are made of real wood. The pieces are in brown color and they are not all the same color value. Each piece of them is about 1 inch long. A light brown thick thread and a white thin one go through the small pieces to create the Misbaha.


Ů’ ŮŽ ‍ح؊‏ ‍ب‏ ‍س‏ ‍م‏ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’BŮŽ eads Prayer ‍من ŘŁŘ&#x;‏ Ů’ Ů? ŮŽ Ů’  ‍ندقي؊ ؾيد‏ Ů? ‍ب‏ ŮŽ  ْ‍البح؍ َؚن ا ŮŽ ن‏ ŮŽ FROM A GENERATION, TO ANOTHER..

After Mansoor’s father passed away, his mother took the long Misbaha, and distributed it among her three sons

WHY?

It’s been said that the reason behind it is to remind the 3 sons of their originals, and how they scarified a lot and worked hard to reach to this point.


Interviews.. fawi. Born and lived in South Iran. Used to be thw head of his tribe -Did you here anything in South Iran. Have 2 about the gun that My brothers and one sisgrand father used to ter. Married his cousin have? It was a shotgun that -Did my grand father actually belonged to use it afterward? your great grand fa- Yes he did. He actualther. He used it when ly had to take care of he was the head of his family in an early his tribe. Because they age, and he used the had a lot of Turks whi gun to hunt for food, used to attack them. and sometimes to sell what he hunts. -Where did he live? Do you know any personal information about him? His full name: Abdulrahim Burhan MustaObject: ShotGun Fawziya Alhashimi

Object: Prayer beads Fawziya Alhashimi

Why this Misbaha is so precious to you? It was actually my mothers, and I collected it after her death. Tell me its story? This was actually not a misbaha from the very beginning. At first, the Misbaha was originally a gift to my mother. She only received 100 piece the coral stones. She passionately designed it, bought some circular gold to finally have it as a necklace. She used to

wear it all the time until in was broken. She hadn’t get the chance to repair it. When she died, I was asked to collect all my mother’s jewelries. I distributed most of them, but I didn’t know what to do with this one. Once I thought that I can take it back to its original. So I counted it with the gold ones and it was perfect to make a Misbaha! What are the golden ones? Actually your grandmother only received

100 pieces of coral stones. She added the gold later on, designed a necklace and used to were it most of the time, until in broke.


Interviews..


G o i n g through the project, and observing how I started the work, how I went through choosing the objects to search and explore about. I figured that this is not just an ordinary project that we start working on and to finish

it present it is. it as it is. It’s far more that that because we are having the chance to dig in the elders memories, and look for stories that represents our originals. I loved having the chance to represent my work as booklet with loads of photos in. But in the other hand, I wished that I could

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EPILOGUE

have some studies and readings about how to design professionally, and design in a way that brings attention to explore the book.

Precious Treasures  

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