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Canvas Print : Mogadishu. The flag of the former colonial country (Italy) used as the "futa" of a Somalian woman

Mogadishu. The flag of the former colonial country (Italy) used as the 'futa' of a Somalian woman

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Mogadishu. The flag of the former colonial country (Italy) used as the "futa" of a Somalian woman

Mogadishu. The flag of the former colonial country (Italy) used as the "futa" of a Somalian woman Somalia Mogadishu. Date of Photograph:1972

Quilici, Folco

Media ID 33206635

© Folco Quilici Alinari Archives

8"x8" (20x20cm) Canvas Print

Experience the powerful intersection of history and art with our exclusive Media Storehouse Canvas Print of "Mogadishu" by Folco Quilici. This evocative image captures a poignant moment in Somalia's past, featuring a Somalian woman using the Italian colonial flag as a makeshift fan. Taken in 1972, this photograph offers a unique perspective on the complex history of Mogadishu and its colonial past. Add this captivating piece to your home or office to spark conversation and inspire reflection. Each canvas print is meticulously crafted with premium materials and vibrant colors, ensuring a stunning and long-lasting display. Order yours today and bring a piece of history into your space.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 20.3cm x 20.3cm (8" x 8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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This powerful photograph captures a poignant symbol of resilience and identity in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Taken by renowned photographer Quilici Folco in 1972, it showcases a Somalian woman proudly wearing her traditional attire known as "futa" with a unique twist. The flag of Italy, the former colonial country that once ruled over Somalia, is ingeniously incorporated into her futa. The image speaks volumes about the complex history and cultural dynamics between these two nations. It serves as a reminder of the lasting impact colonization has had on countries like Somalia while also highlighting the strength and pride of its people. In this print from Alinari, we witness an act of reclaiming one's heritage and asserting individuality within a post-colonial context. By incorporating the Italian flag into her futa, this Somali woman boldly asserts her own narrative and challenges historical power imbalances. The vibrant colors of both flags juxtaposed against each other create a visually striking contrast that further emphasizes this profound statement. The composition exudes gracefulness and confidence as she confidently wears her futa adorned with symbols representing both past oppression and present resistance. Quilici Folco's masterful capture freezes this moment in time forever - an embodiment of unity amidst diversity, resilience amidst adversity. This photograph invites viewers to reflect upon their own understanding of culture, history, and personal identity while acknowledging the complexities inherent in such narratives. As we gaze upon this remarkable image from Mogadishu's streets decades ago, let us honor not only its artistic value but also recognize its significance as an enduring testament to human strength in overcoming adversity while embracing one's roots.

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