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What is this?

Two panels, one dark brown and one violet, with a psychedelic weft-float weave. The pattern is based on costumes that Indians wear when they practice religious rituals and drink a hallucinogenic herb, Yagé. According to tradition, this helps them see and remember their ancestors

Why is this in our collection?

Jorge Lizarazo, owner and founder of the Colombia-based textile firm Hechizoo, created the psychedelic pattern of this textile, Turbo, by employing a polysilk warp and acetate ribbon weft. The pattern itself is based on Latin American costumes worn during religious rituals that include the drinking a hallucinogenic herb, yagé. According to tradition, the ritual helps the practitioner see and remember their ancestors.  Much like another Hechizoo textile in the collection, Marea, a black nylon and copper textile intended as a decorative panel or window curtain, Turbo is meant to interact with interior spaces rather than overpower them—much in the spirit of the Bauhaus master weavers Anni Albers and... more

This is a textile from Colombia. It is dated 2010 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Hechizoo and Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: 100% poly-silk warp and 100% acetate ribbon weft technique: woven

Its dimensions are

H x W: 233.7 x 154.9 cm (7 ft. 8 in. x 61 in.)

This object was made by Hechizoo Textiles

This object was donated by Cristina Grajales Gallery and Hechizoo Textiles

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