Complex linear fractal patterns are distinctive to the Shipibo women who design and make these colorful embroideries.
Cotton fabric forms the base cloth that is either natural or colored with an earthen clay slip from the Amazon region in Peru. The surface is richly embroidered with running stitch, cross stitch, and chain stitch. Each square is a unique imaginative handstitched design and takes weeks to make depending on the size. The edges of this piece are cut and finished with blanket stitch.
“There is an intriguing tie between the visual and aural in Shipibo art: “the Shipibo can listen to a song or chant by looking at the designs, and inversely paint a pattern by listening to a song…” Howard G. Charing
Use these pieces to cover pillows, mount on fabric for display or as a table accent.
about 14.5″ X 13.5”