I TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT BLACK, WHITE AND BLUE
The phenomenon of widows’ clothing can be found in greatly diverse cultures and geographically far distant places. Somehow this global parallelism is both fascinating and irritating. A woman had to and sometimes still has to show that her husband has died by wearing specific clothes. In my work I refer to the “black widows” of the Victorian age in Europe and North America, the “white widows” who live in the Indian city of Vrindavan and the “blue widows” who once lived as Bedouins in the Negev desert.