Using indigenous technique and craftsmanship and underlying design principals influenced by European models this Spanish Colonial tapestry from Peru is vibrant and delightful. The sinuous curvilinear detailing achieved is characteristically Andean and represent a feature of flatweave known from the per-Columbian period. Cochineal, a red dye derived from local beetles, is prevalent throughout the piece and along with undyed white, golds and touches of indigo creates a color sensibility that was prized by locals for centuries if not millenia. The central medallion format and vegetal scroll emanating from planters, however, are features originating in Spanish art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Here they are approximated in a distinctly local milieu. Collection of Mr. Kirk Landauer
Peruvian Colonial tapestry17th C
- Some holes and damaged areas. Conserved and backed.
- 6' 2"
- 5' 8"
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