The Plants and Animals of Mother Earth
From the exhibition:
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru
Museum of International Folk Art
Alfonso Sulca Chavez, "La Flora y Fauna de Pachamama" ("The Plants and Animals of Mother Earth"), Ayacucho Peru, 2016 Sheep’s wool, cotton, natural dyes Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection, FA.2017.28.2. Alfonso Sulca was named Gran Maestro de la Artesania Peruana in 1994 in recognition of his pioneering work in tapestry woven textiles and revival of natural dyes. He approaches weaving much like painting, sketching out compositions in advance and experimenting with color on paper.
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.