Cameron Kashani’s Statement
In designing and weaving my tapestries, I am influenced by the beautiful designs and patterns created by the Persians and Native Americans as I see a strong connection of colors and patterns between two cultures. The inspiration of my tapestry designs comes from my travels and my surrounding environment. I employ a variety of weaving techniques to achieve desired outcomes. I have used a variation of the Soumak technique used by the tribes in Northwest Iran to create my latest tapestries.
Cameron Kashani’s Biography
I am an economist who became interested in fiber arts after purchasing a farm in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. I raised sheep, goats, and alpacas. I attended a number of workshops locally, around the country, and abroad to enhance my knowledge of farming, weaving, felting, spinning, and dyeing wool. My interest in weaving has evolved over the years from weaving scarves, blankets, and rugs to tapestries. I have studied various tapestry weaving techniques such as Navajo, French Aubusson, Persian rugs, and tribal weaving.