ANGÉLICA MARIA LOPEZ ANTONIO (Santo Tomás Jalieza)

Angélica Maria, who won honorable mention in textiles FOFA’s 2008 young artists’ competition, comes from another outstanding backstrap loom weaving family. She is a specialist in especially fine weaving, of which her contest entry, “Fine Belt with Eye and Chain Pattern,” is a stellar example. Angélica notes the patience, imagination and dedication required to create this work. To complete this piece encompassing 70 different figures symbolizing aspects of Oaxacan daily life – among them peacocks, dancers, and corn fields in highly contrasting colors to emphasize their minute details – she needed two and one-half months.

 

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