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Wool rug, 'Jigsaw Puzzle' (2x3) (Peru)

A slender beam of white light centers this radiant accent rug by Efrain Curi. Gradually shading toward ochre, rust and brown, it is meticulously created on the Andean handloom. Curi uses the kilim, or "slit" technique. The different yarns are not dovetailed or interlocked, but each color field is woven independently of the other and their vertical edges are open. This technique is widely seen on medieval and Renaissance tapestries. Titled "Rompecabezas" in Spanish.