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White, poncho-style tunic made of two rectangular pieces folded at the top and sewn down the centre. Small area left open for the arms; slit opening for the neck. Four bands run down front and back of tunic- along each edge, two down the middle. Edges are black cross-hatched lines trimmed with dark purple, white, black, yellow, red and light blue on each side. Bands down the middle are indigo cross-hatched lines trimmed with neon pink, black, dark teal, dark brown and dark purple on each side. Black geometric patterns embroidered on the white background with orange, dark green, light green, dark blue, red, yellow, magenta, yellow, neon pink, dark purple, teal, and light blue shapes throughout.


The cotton was sourced by artist's family who live in the Ucayali river region of Peru.

Iconographic Meaning

Embroidered with kené, or designs, of the indigenous Shipibo-Konibo people of Peru. Kené are based on the snake creation history, and may embody depictions of the interconnected rivers of the Ucayali region in the Peruvian Amazon.

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