Woman's Outfit

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

Museum of International Folk Art

Woman’s Outfit Cuzco Region, Peru, mid-20th century Wool, plastic buttons. Museum of International Folk Art, Gift of Florence Dibell Bartlett, A.1995.86.256.A-H . The brilliance of Quechua textile arts is illustrated in this ensemble from the mid-20th century. It showcases layers of a community’s hand work, including spinning and dyeing wool, several different methods of weaving, knitting, sewing, and embroidering. The bright color combinations inform contemporary fashion and graphic arts being produced by young artists in Lima.

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