Applique wall hanging, 'Christmas in the Highlands' (Peru)


Everyone everywhere hurries to the stable to welcome Baby Jesus. Sheep, cows and llamas join villagers dressed in their Sunday best. Above, a condor soars through the infinite Andean sky. María Uyauri creates this Christmas wall hanging in intricate arpillería – embroidered appliqués of fabric cutouts hand-stitched to a background of cotton. Crafted in three dimensions, each figure is lavishly embroidered. A display rod can slip through an opening at the top.