Elegy / 2021
In Bakhtiari culture, hair is the most valuable property of women and stone is the most important element of this geography. A geography full of masculine stone-monuments and mourning rituals. At mourning ceremonies, women cut their hair and hang it on iron memorials and stone lions, scratching their faces and singing the elegy. A ritual that shows the power of women in the face of the rigidity of patriarchal power.This feminine power is not limited to mourning. In the remnants of old customs, in war and ethnic violence, respectable women of the tribe cut their hair and took it to the head of the family and wanted the conflict to end. As far as I can remember, these women have tried in a feminine way to influence the smallest things in the most important events around them. Understanding femininity, mourning, and power which shape between rituals, myths, and everyday truth..