About this artwork
Cleverly woven to form a fish shape, this textile represents the interior of the animal’s body. To produce a shaped weaving with more than a dozen finished edges required careful planning and meticulous effort, demonstrating the impressive technical skills of the artist. Coastal animals are represented in all the Rimac textiles on view, demonstrating the profound impact of aquatic life on Rimac artistic expression. Figures surrounded by fish, eels, tortoises, and waves offer a window into Rimac daily life.
- Currently Off View
- Made 1000–1476
- Cotton, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts
- 54.6 × 17.2 cm (21 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.)
- Kate S. Buckingham Endowment