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Sivan Ilan is a Philadelphia-based creative whose work incorporates traditional practices and craftsmanship methods in a contemporary expression. With a focus on embroidery and weaving, Sivan's fiber paintings are handmade pieces of textiles, created to be cherished and treasured

 " Through the media of needlework and hand-weaving I draws attention to dedication, purpose and meaning of material objects - posing the question 'what is precious?' ; encouraging a relationship with objects that is based on personal narrative or significance. "

Sivan seeks to revive and sustain the heritage and tradition of textile making by creating one-of-a-kind individual works that are non-utilitarian; formed solely for the purpose of being treasured, cherished and admired

Photography by Nick McNevich

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