Zahedan- Khodanur Lojei Square Scarf
Size: 42" x 42"
Color: Hues of green and blue landscape and black ocean
Material: Modal/cashmere blend with accent color eyelash fringes
Description: Digital print of the aerial view of Zahedan
This scarf was created in memory of Khodanur Lajai, a 27 year old Baloch Sunni Iranian who was killed in the 2022 Zahedan Massacre, one of Mahsa Amini Protests. The photo of him tied to a flagpole with a glass of water in front but out of his reach, documented the government injustices, which amplified the public outcry. As a result he has become a symbol in-part because of ethnic discrimination and class inequality within Iran. His joy and zest for life was evident in his passionate dance video that went viral. Zahedan is the capital of Sīstān va Balūchestān province, southeastern Iran, near the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Although the surrounding area has many ancient sites, Zahedan itself developed mainly in the 20th century. Before being chosen as the provincial administrative center in the 1930s, Zahedan was a small village. Its population reached 17,500 by 1956 and is now over 587,000 people
In 2022, 100% of proceeds from the sale of this scarf was donated to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch in Iran.
Tamin Ancient Cemetery. Photo by: Mahmood Mirbozorg
Khodanur chained to a poll