ducks in a row
another weaving in our home
possibly Mexican or Central American
added Nov. 30th: as I’m editing posts for errors, I came across another post on weaving details and their patterns
November 29, 2013 in Photoworks, Textures by Marja-Leena
I know for a certainty my eyes and fingers would take great pleasure in the fabric treasures you safeguard. There’s a quiet confidence portrayed in the colours and shapes of this piece.
Susan, I always appreciate the handmade. This was a gift from my late in-laws from one of their trips south to Mexico and as far as Guatemala. I love the hot colours in the textiles of that region.
I have similar weaving from Peru. The colors looked fantastic when I bought them, full of vibrating blues and purples. That is because they were made where the altitude is 13, 500 feet! At sea level the colors are somewhat muted.
Hattie, that is amazing. I have never heard of colours changing with altitude — really!?
Oh, I should do something on weaving again… have some new pieces from my mother…
Can that business about sea level be true?
Marly, I’d love to see more of your mother’s work! Yes it is a hard to understand that concept about colours and sea levels.