Textiles are one of Santiago del Estero’s most traditional art forms.
The long history of Quichua culture can be traced in the different patterns and designs.
All pieces are original and made along the 20th century.
STRIPES AND FLAT COLORS
Patterns with Andean influence and Incaic heritage.Very simple and austere design, kin to ponchos and aguayos. Warp faced pieces.
Patterns with Andean Precolumbian influence: fringes, dots and stars, rhombuses and squares. The typical pattern called kenko, a quichua word that stands for zig-zag, referring to both lightning and snake trails. Mostly weft faced pieces.
The essence of the mestizo culture in textile pieces. Amazonic traits, Spanish heritage, naturalism, folklore. A blend of patterns and styles that are present in Argentine history. Weft faced pieces, popularly known as “baetón santiagueño”
The unmistakable stamp of European influence that entered the dry forest with the arrival of English and French railway companies. Victorian flowers and embroidery patterns. Weft faced pieces.
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