Have you ever come across a piece of art that captures the essence of a culture? "Pareja chamánica" (2006) by Ramón López (1953-2020) is one such masterpiece. This captivating artwork portrays a shamanic couple in the artist's tapestry technique, which adds depth and texture to the piece.
This artwork is part of the Folk Art Collection at the Museum of the Americas in Puerto Rico. Let's delve into the story behind this remarkable piece and the artist who created it.
Who is Ramón López?
Ramón López, a native of the town of Barranquitas, was not only an artist but also a skilled artisan. His passion for Puerto Rican plena and indigenous traditions shines through in his work. López's donation of several tapestry pieces to the Museum showcases his talent and dedication to preserving the cultural heritage of Puerto Rico. Through this artwork, López not only shows his artistic prowess but also pays homage to the ancestral knowledge and spirituality of his people.
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Browse through our curated selection of items, where you will find unique pieces like this charming pouch inspired by "Pareja chamánica", which captures the beauty and significance of Ramón López's work.