a Peruvian detour

A Peruvian Detour, 2015
8′ dia
Textile installation: hand-woven, hand-spun llama wool, brass wire, rope

In collaboration with Peruvian weaving communities: Pitumarca, Accha Alta, Chinchero, Sallac and Chahuaytire.

A Peruvian Detour is a textile installation commissioned for the Llama Inn Restaurant in Brooklyn. The installation consists of 8’ dia wall hanging, 3 panels of partition walls and three pendant lamps. All materials used are produced during Dagdelen’s travels throughout the Cusco region of Peru and living amongst the Andes communities, learning their individual techniques of back-strap weaving, spinning and dyeing wool. The collaboration resulted in producing over 100 chumpi’s (peruvian belts) and braidings in each communities’ traditional motifs, colors and unique patterning that Dagdelen later interweaved into one tapestry.



Loominaire, 2015
Lighting fixtures: hand-spun llama wool, brass wire, iron rod

Using the warping technique of the traditional Peruvian back strap weaving, the set of three lighting fixtures are made for the LLama Inn Restaurant. Brooklyn, NY.

desert weave

Desert Weave, 2013
17″ x 18″ x 31″
Furniture: Churro wool, cotton thread, iron rod frame

Desert weave is a set of 4 dining chairs produced after spending 2 months with Navajo tribe weavers in Taos, New Mexico. Originally designed in 1920 by Belotti Giandomenico, these chairs were produced in Italy for Alias in the late 70’s. The frames are auctioned in California, refinished and hand woven on the frame in Joshua Tree, CA.
The set was recently on view in Design Miami 2016 and Fog Art Fair in San Francisco.


jwalk, 2014.
Street mural: traffic paint, ground glass

Jwalk is a study on changing the patterns of Taos Plaza crosswalks as part of the Paseo Arts Festival in New Mexico. Work is focused on a non repetitive, non hierarchic, inclusive and de-centered patterns created by a flexible formula where each shape is unique, independent and of equal importance.