Bird bootie is a fruit of In Her Shoes; a participatory art project which is composed of 7 different hand-woven booties featuring a ‘healing’ symbol each, as well as their interpretation by 7 female performance and dance artists.
The use of birds refers to divine messengers. They represent long life, and longing and expectation of news. It also stands for power and strength. It is the imperial symbol of various states founded in Anatolia. Running Water In Anatolia and eastern civilizations, water is a precious substance that sustains and nourishes life. Running water is also symbolic of the possibility of inner purification.
As with almost all handmade pieces; the booties can be woven in slightly different ways though the essential design is always the same. We believe that these unique imperfections are the reason to love them more.