Alighiero Boetti

Location: Rome, Italy

Alighiero Boetti's famous work Mappa was created with help from Afghan craftswomen who embroidered large images of maps on linen, just as a Communist-leaning government took power in Kabul. Boetti himself was known to have been fascinated by the maps of war zones on the front of Italian newspapers.

Above: Mappa, 1971-1972, Embroidery on linen