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Textile, Nebula

This is a Textile. It was made by Eduardo Portillo and Mariá Dávila. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silk, wool, moriche palm fiber, copper, metallic yarn; dyed with indigo, cochineal, eucalyptus, onion and lengua de vaca (rumex spp) and its technique is triple weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Suzanne Tick, Dorothy Waxman, and Maylene M. Syracuse and Michael Trenner in memory of Richard M. Syracuse.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 182.8 × 125.8 cm (5 ft. 11 15/16 in. × 49 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Nebula; Made by Eduardo Portillo (Venezuelan, b. 1966), Mariá Dávila (Venezuelan, b. 1966); silk, wool, moriche palm fiber, copper, metallic yarn; dyed with indigo, cochineal, eucalyptus, onion and lengua de vaca (rumex spp); H x W: 182.8 × 125.8 cm (5 ft. 11 15/16 in. × 49 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Suzanne Tick, Dorothy Waxman, and Maylene M. Syracuse and Michael Trenner in memory of Richard M. Syracuse; 2016-52-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature by Design: Cochineal.

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