Tanya Aguiniga

Tanya Aguiniga MFA 2005
Humpback Chair, 2012

The Humpback Chair is a continuation of the Chiapas Animal Series inspired by small wool animals made by Mayan women in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. The abstracted animal form was hand-carved and upholstered with contrasting fabrics to accentuate its two halves. The fabrics are joined with a traditional Mayan embroidery motif, visually alluding to an animal’s spine.

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