“The beginning of History and the First Man,” by Humayun Gauhar

At the beginning of time, in prehistory, women worked the spindle and men the potter’s wheel. Thus the wandering minstrel sang the Sufi’s song, “Long live the woman on the spinning mystic spindle” spinning out threads, every thread a force of history, its sound akin to the sound of creation.

Link to article from Pakistan Today.

A bit of abstract reading for your Monday morning – I hope you’ve had your tea or coffee for the day. This article addresses the metaphysical nature of the development of society, its history, its creation while playing with the allegorical imagery of spinning and fiber works.



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