Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Dr. Elizabeth Sutton, Honors Thesis Advisor, Art History
Florencia López de Jesús has been making textile art from home since she was a little girl. Today, she is an internationally recognized artist praised for her advanced weaving technique and the high level of detail and skill applied to her work. She mainly produces functional items, made to order by commission for the local market such as blankets, wraps, and huipils1 (Figure 1). Her color palette, style, and methods are influenced by centuries of indigenous Mexican cultural tradition. Each piece presents the identifying visual characteristics of this tradition, emphasized geometric and floral patterning, bold contrasting vertical and horizontal line, and overall regular, streamlined shape. However, no two pieces are exactly the same, and each retains the unique, entirely handmade, expert quality.
Year of Submission
Department of Art
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2019 Jordan Edberg
Edberg, Jordan, "Crafting culture: The impact of women artists in Mexican folk art" (2019). Honors Program Theses. 384.