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Paula Nicho Cúmez
Mi Segunda Piel / My Second Skin                                                 Click to view detail.

Oil on canvas - 37 x 26 in.
2004

The goddess Ixchel, who bestowed upon humans the gift of weaving, uses a traditional backstrap loom on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Her very skin bears the patterns of Maya weaving. Click the link, above, to see the detail.