Applique textile (arpillera) depicting people in a market scene. Figures and merchandise are three-dimensional and stitched to the larger white cloth. Foreground of cloth is white-brown; middle ground is light green, orange, white and patterned; background is light blue-purple. Entire edge of cloth is trimmed with braided blue yarn. Brown and grey mountains in background, with sun rising in between them. White and blue striped house, with an orange roof, in middle ground towards left side, large tree towards right side. Green embroidery, imitating grass, across the middle. Figures are attached to the middle and foreground. All are white-pink and have black hair. They are wearing various outfits, including skirts, pants, brimmed hats, and short sleeved shirts. Some shirts and skirts have geometric designs, but most are unadorned. The vendors are all kneeling in the foreground with woven plant fibre baskets, full of produce, in front of them. Other people, carrying baskets or cloth bags, walk throughout. The word “Mercado” is embroidered in the top left corner. Textile is adhered to a foam board.
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- “Peruvian” ?
- synthetic wool fibre, cotton fibre and plant fibre
- Made in
- “Peru” ?
- Holding Institution
- MOA: University of British Columbia