Polleras (Skirts)

From the exhibition:
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru

Museum of International Folk Art

Qarla Quispe Huamani Polleras (Skirts) Lima, Peru, 2017. Synthetic fabric, cotton, paper, plastic. Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection, FA.2017.74.1-6. Qarla Quispe is among the young artists in Lima working to reclaim indigenous roots by placing Quechua traditions at the center of contemporary urban identity. She designs polleras, the full gathered skirts of the highlands, for women to wear in celebration of Quechua heritage.

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.