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Wall Hanging, H22 C20 O13, 2019

This is a Wall Hanging. It was manufactured by Bi Yuu. It is dated 2019 and we acquired it in 2020. Its medium is tapestry weave of alpaca, silk, and metallic threads; cochineal dye. It is a part of the department.

Fascinated by the chemistry of cochineal’s carminic acid, Centeno uses its chemical structure and molecular formula as design motivation for this woven textile. Working with master dyers and weavers from the Teotitlán del Valle region in Mexico, Centeno manipulates cochineal dye baths with a variety of additives to yield a spectrum of tones and colors. On display with the wall hanging is a handmade booklet with a range of cochineal dye samples showing the results of dye recipe tests that helped her produce the final work on view.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 164 × 80 cm (5 ft. 4 9/16 in. × 31 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Wall Hanging, H22 C20 O13, 2019; Manufactured by Bi Yuu ; tapestry weave of alpaca, silk, and metallic threads; cochineal dye; H x W: 164 × 80 cm (5 ft. 4 9/16 in. × 31 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2020-16-1

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