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The console or better known as the Kansole, is a stereotype of an upper middle or upper class of Lahore, where large, garish furniture is made for the trousseau. It sits hanging, and awaits its new housewife's home. The style is baroque with a local flavor, it resonates are colonial past and the victorian style of living that we still carry on. The roughness of the piece reveals the drawing lines and shows the making process, which creates an subtle contradiction with its 'drawing room' context.

trousseau, Console, saba khan
The Console
foam, velvet, MDF backing, thread braid, cotton fabric, and ball pins.
16x6x29x37 inches
2012