Dhee Kahani is a grandiose display of meters of chains made of golden bangles and red decorative fabric.
Bangles, a piece of jewel that tacitly becomes part of South-Asian women’s lives and means of many personal expressions. They usually stay on their wrists for most of their lives. Red decorative fabric, typically used to make bridal dresses. . Butt explores the layered complexity of traditional culture of passing the bucket of ancestral expectations of being an exemplary woman and how it can be used to exploit the meaning of relationships.
Her piece centres on golden bangles which are often gifted to Pakistani women on their wedding day, as a symbol of trust and value. The bangles are unassuming, seen by Butt as having become part of South Asian women's personal lives. Butt reworks these bangles, changing their function, exploring the transforming narratives and raising questions about the wedding day and the life promised that may not materialise.