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What is this?

Handwoven black nylon and copper panel.

Why is this in our collection?

Jorge Lizarazo is the owner and founder of Hechizoo, a textile firm based in Colombia. Lizarazo’s original work as an architect has influenced his textiles in terms of structural clarity and use of materials. His designs also benefit from Hechizoo’s team members, who contribute expertise in the rich weaving traditions of their region. Lizarazo trains his staff to work with new and unusual materials that complement the often understated and basic textile structure. Man-made materials, such as wire, nylon, and polyester ribbon, are integrated with natural materials, such as silk, agave, cumare, and penca, to create contemporary but sophisticated products. In Marea, Lizarazo weaves black nylon and copper... more

This is a textile from Colombia. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2007. Gift of Cristina Grajales Inc. and Jorge Lizarazo for Hechizoo. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: nylon, copper technique: plain weave with paired warps

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 304.8 x 98.4 cm (10 ft. x 38 3/4 in.)

This object was manufactured by Hechizoo Textiles and designed by Jorge Lizarazo

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