When visiting Shan State in 2022, Nann Nann was amazed by the colourful head dresses of the Pa O women and decided to create a series celebrating the beauty and elegance of these women.
The Pa O are the second largest ethic group in Shan State, in eastern Burma. With this series the artist pay tribute to the traditions and customs of the Pa O people. Pa O people believe that they are descendants of a supernatural being father and a mothe who was a dragon. Their trademark turban is a manifestation of this creation myth. The women drape their turbans to to resemble a dragon head.
Faithful to her artistic practice, Nann Nann has created a series which, although abstract at first glance, is inspired by the colourful turbans of the Pa O women.
Venue: MAVEN Art Gallery, 31 Neil Road, 088819 Singapore
When: 16 Mar - 30 Apr 2023,