‘Hatab” … Mikaela Castledine’s Crochet Mummified Cats
“Hatab is an Arabic word meaning firewood. It references an apocryphal story about explorers digging up the ancient tombs in Egypt and on finding tens of thousands of mummified cats decided to burn them for firewood. That human beings would think it a good idea to breed cats to mummify them and sell them for funerals is bizarre, that other humans would find these objects 5000 years later and decide they might as well burn them is all too predictable.”
Mikaela Castledine is an award-winning Australia-based artist, learn more about her work here.