Exhibit: Wall Hangings from Bolivia
Reception: Friday May 7, 7pm to 9pm
Exhibit open from May 5 to May 15
Marvel at the beauty of original art wall hangings by Artesania Sorata, a well-known fair trade cooperative based in La Paz, Bolivia. Now over 25 years old, the group has a workshop in La Paz, working almost exclusively with alpaca wool. Artisans spin the wool by hand and use vibrant natural dyes for all materials used in the wall hangings.
The wall hangings depict rural scenes, using the Andes mountains as the backdrop of daily life of the indigenous people. The hangings express both the honest simplicity of agrarian life as well as the indigenous belief that they are stewards of Mother Earth.
Using bold alpaca stitching to depict vegetation and appliqué techniques to create the mountainous terrain, each piece is an original work of art. The rich dyes express a breathtaking vibrancy.
Expereince indigenous Bolivian art and creativity. Indigenous Crafts from Bolivia has been importing alpaca products from Artesania Sorata to North America since 2004.
Need to know:
- By Free Donation (proceeds to Amalia Mamani, injured Bolivian knitter)
- Doors open at 6:45 pm
- Sorry, not wheelchair accessible
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and oliveoil+za'atar dipping.