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.