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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

20"x24" (61x51cm) Metal Print

Experience the rich history and complexity of Mogadishu with our stunning Metal Prints from Media Storehouse. This evocative image, captured by Folco Quilici in 1972, showcases a moment in time when the flag of Italy, a symbol of a past colonial era, is used in an unexpected way by a Somalian woman. The high-quality metal print process brings out the vibrant colors and intricate details of this thought-provoking photograph, making it a unique and captivating addition to any space. Transport yourself to another world with this powerful and thought-provoking piece.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, our metal photo prints go beyond traditional canvases, adding a cool, modern touch to your space. Wall mount on back. Eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled ChromaLuxe aluminum surface. The thickness of the print is 0.045". Featuring a Scratch-resistant surface and Rounded corners. Backing hangers are attached to the back of the print and float the print 1/2-inch off the wall when hung, the choice of hanger may vary depending on size and International orders will come with Float Mount hangers only. Finished with a brilliant white high gloss surface for unsurpassed detail and vibrance. Printed using Dye-Sublimation and for best care we recommend a non-ammonia glass cleaner, water, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to prevent harming the print surface. We recommend using a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe off the print. The ultra-hard surface is scratch-resistant, waterproof and weatherproof. Avoid direct sunlight exposure.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 60.9cm x 50.8cm (24" x 20")

Estimated Product Size is 61.5cm x 51.4cm (24.2" x 20.2")

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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