Artwork description:

Andean woven crafts are an ancient tradition; the 10,000 year-old methods for spinning, dying and weaving these rainbow textiles are kept alive today by the local indigenous women of Peru.
A popular method used to create textiles is through a traditional spinning technique; this process requires animals to be sheared and the resulting fibres washed and spun using an ancient drop-spindle tool which creates fine yarn. This process causes the fibres to twist as the weaver spins the apparatus while simultaneously evening out the fibres.
​Women weavings capture both the sacred and everyday symbols of life in the communities in Cusco, they place the stories of their lives into textiles, communicating and preserving important cultural traditions. This is how memories are most vividly remembered.
Weaving of fine textiles and embroidery remains the province of women in Cusco.
As Rozsika Parker in her 1984 book, “The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine,” “because of its history and associations embroidery evokes and inculcates femininity in the embroiderer. But it can also lead women to an awareness of the extraordinary constraints of femininity, providing at times a means of negotiating them, and at other times provoking the desire to escape.”
This print is printed onto a high quality 310 gsm Fine Art Paper
(Hahnemuhle Etching Paper Etching Paper), by an accredited Fine Arts Print House. It's signed and numbered on the front. The print will be delivered professionally packed for safe shipment.
Please, let me know if you wish to request another size, you can do it in the commissions section. The price of the print varies according to the size.

Materials used:

Giclee Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching Fine Art Paper, 310g


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