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yarn painting
  • unknown Wixaritari (Huichol) maker
  • yarn painting, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • yarn, wood
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 59 x 39 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 1/4 x 15 3/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 63 x 43 cm
    Frame Dimensions: 24 13/16 x 16 15/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6478

The wooden rectangular board has yarn glued to it in a design covering the board. It depicts a stylized female form with a round head, straight neck, and rectangular torso. Her face is grey with a blue forehead and a yellow spot. She has white eyes with black detail and red cheeks. Her neck is bright pink, which is continuous with the outline from the head, torso, and womb. There is a red and yellow geometric design on her neck. Her torso has a dark grey field with a heart shaped womb inside. The womb has a small white figure outlined in orange and red with black eyes and a mouth. Six wavy lines emanate from the bottom of her womb. Leaves, stems, and flowers emerge from the body to fill most of the space around the body. There is a pink tulip-like flower in upper proper right corner. There are light green leaves and stems with darker green detail in both of the upper corners. There is a light blue stem-like design at each shoulder and rows of red ovals outlined with green, yellow, orange and red where her arms would be.

It has a dark blue field with a bright pink, light blue and medium blue border. It is currently in a thin black plastic frame.