Artist Weaves Fiona Apple Lyrics Into Turkish Rugs, And We Want Them All

August 19, 2014 1:46 PM

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Artist Weaves Fiona Apple Lyrics Into Turkish Rugs, And We Want Them All

What happens when you combine the saturated, woven beauty of Turkish textiles with the dark, emotional resonance of Fiona Apple lyrics? Thanks to Germany-based artist Selma Alaçam, we have an answer to the unlikely question. In summary: pure, East-meets-West delight.

In her two-part series, "Heartstrings," Alaçam weaves kilims -- the flat, tapestry-esque carpets crafted in countries across the Middle East -- adorned with phrases from indie music songs. And when we say indie music songs, we mostly mean Fiona Apple lyrics. And the results are, dare we say, perfect...

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