Here’s a close-up shot so you can see how the warp interlock technique looks.
These colorful representations of the flora and fauna of Peru are just a sampling of the beautiful textiles being sold in the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market’s Pop-Up Shop this weekend. These works reflect the traditional embroidery of the WARI-URPI’s ancestors and can be traced back to the 8th century B.C. Worn daily by the WARI women of the Huanta-Ayacucho region, woven and embroidered shawls called”llicllac” are frequently used to carry children, crops, or wood. Special garments are also woven and embroidered specifically to be worn during the feast of the Virgin of Cocharcas.