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Hripsime Sarkissian took on the role of protector of her family at 8 years old.Toutikian tells her grandmother's story with quiet passion, recounting the hardships and triumphs of a life pieced together from interviews with her mother and aunts. Hripsime's fascinating biography is the subtext to "Exbroideries," an exhibition of her wild, vibrantly colored embroidery currently on show at the Badguer Center in Burj Hammoud. Having survived the massacres of 1915, Hripsime toiled as a plantation worker on the land formerly owned by her father until she met and married Hovnathan Hovagimian. An installation artist, psychologist and art therapist, Toutikian stumbled across one of the pieces of embroidery in her aunt's house on a visit to Istanbul in 2009 .The pieces are displayed in numerous rooms on the second floor of the Armenian cultural center, surrounded by color photographs of the work that draw attention to the stunning detail, as well as pictures taken in Dersim, which show the influences of Ergan church and certain local flowers on the motif.Anita Toutikian's "Exbroideries" is on show at the Badgeur Heritage Center in Burj Hammoud until May 18 .
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