How does these glued to walls - is it wheat paste or a different kind of glue?? Anyway, I love walking around a corner and being surprised by a shot of color right at eye level. And I am captivated by the pattern repeat - there's never just ONE poster . . . there are always multiples, all lined up in a row.
So lucky to work with these colors all week! (Left to Right) Moray Minis, posting on Saturday | One of my favorite abstracts by Stephanie Lawrence | South American concert posters | machine embroidery thread
On Saturday my husband ran into the house shouting "it's here, it's HERE!" I assumed he was talking about yet another foot of snow, but he was thinking outside the box.
He waved the magazine in my face and said "Oh my gosh, here it is, right THERE - the view from the apartment in Cusco!"
Sure enough, there it was!
Elle Decor, with an article about my beloved Cusco, Peru. With a view that looked suspiciously like the panorama from San Blas, the neighborhood where we lived for our 6 months in-country.
If you have a chance, scoop up the current issue. Aside from the fabulous review of THROW PILLOWS (a crucial read), there is a terrific 3-page piece on visiting Peru.
The Traditional Incan Festival of the Sun is a World-Class Textile Extravaganza
(Post from Raisa) This past June we had a chance to see the famous Incan Inti Raymi festival, or the Festival of the Sun, in Cusco, Peru.
This month-long celebration in South America is second only in size to Carnival in Brazil.
Sure, sure, it's a chance to see ancient Quechuan dances and customs, and an opportunity to honor a centuries-old culture still vibrant, strong and proud.
But my oh my, THE TEXTILES!
My favorite costumes were the full, black wool skirts with wide woven trim on the bottom edges. But the heavily embroidered mantas, or shawls, were also ludicrously lovely.
And the men's costumes were a welcome surprise. Some incorporated feathers (painted and natural) and others used straw to create huge headpieces. But my favorite involved these enormous bright red yarn loop bomb headpieces that also included matching tiered skirts.
Combine all of these costumes, exquisite textiles, pageantry and culture with the beauty of Cusco's Plaza de Armas, the Andes and the bright blue sky and it was a Visual Spectacular of a lifetime!
(The photos below are from one of the Secundaria, or high school, days of parade.)