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Huipil Fabric Quetzal on Watercolor | by lachapina
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Huipil Fabric Quetzal on Watercolor

This piece is on 11" X 15" 90 lb. watercolor paper. It features a Mayan depiction of a Quetzal - the national bird of Guatemala - that I cut out of a beautiful used huipil.

 

I used watercolors to paint a pastel background in colors complementary to the fabric bird. Then I glued and hand-sewed the bird onto the paper using green embroidery thread.

 

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Taken on May 29, 2008