Bolivian Andean embroidery made for the bicentenary
Sheep and alpaca wool from the Andes, spun and woven manually, make up this “earth cloth” embroidery from La Paz, Bolivia. The artist used natural dyes to color the wool in a traditional technique inspired by rural Andean culture. Pieces of these fabrics, sewn together, add texture and color to the design—a technique called appliqué.