Current Location:
Wall Galleries -> Eberhard Center Gallery (GVSU PEW Campus)
Location Notes:
Eberhard Wall Gallery

Incan Woman Creating a Traditional Chinchero (Textile)

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.34.4
Artist:
Alexandra Weaver
Credit:
Gift of the Padnos International Center
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 19" Width: 13"
Note: Mat: 24"h x 20"w
Description:
Colored photograph of a woman holding a large woven piece of fabric with fringe. Adobe style building behind her. Lots of yarn and organic materials on display around her.,
Historical Context:
"My favorite thing about Peru is how close Peruvians hold traditional attire, rituals, and customs to their hearts. This photo is representative of that as it shows a traditionally dressed Incan woman creating a colorful Incan Chinchero (Textile). This skill requires a labor-intensive process of twining and dying the alpaca wool and can sometimes take months to complete. For this reason, watching this woman explain how Chincheros are created was truly a magical experience." - Alexandra Weaver