Sultans of Kabul – Afghan Lorry was created by our member, Kira, for the “Kite and Veil” art show that was a part of the Chatham County Public Read. Their book of the year was Khahled Hossein’s deeply moving, The Kite Runner. It was also a recent selection in The Dragon’s Cauldron book club.
The piece was featured in the News & Observer on Saturday, March 12, 2005 in the Home and Garden section.
From the Chatham website:
“Kira Dirlik has created a wonderful ceramic hand-painted truck detailed as the Afghani’s paint their trucks. She was inspired by the images of a scene in the book where Amir’s family were smuggled in an oil tanker and recalled a book she had seen twenty-five years earlier of ‘Afghan Trucks’ by Jean-Charles Blanc. The detail in this piece is remarkable and is of course a “pot.’ She created a ‘thrown carpet on the top as a nesting spot for a couple of hens’ which serves as a lid to the pot.