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Hosna Ebrahimi
Tri-Cultural Rug
Prof. Paula Curran

Each culture has its own symbols and meanings. It’s important for other cultures to understand and respect the symbolism of objects. The tri-cultural rug combines the symbols of three cultures: Iran, China, and North America. The two rugs are counterpoised such that one shows cultural appreciation, where the symbols and rules on the rug of three cultures are followed and respected. And the other shows cultural misappropriation, where the rules are not followed and symbolism is disrespected. Neon colors, asymmetrical shapes, cropped symbols are all part of the misappropriation rug. Any misuse of the cultural symbols can lead to misappropriation and can disrespect the culture.

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