This essay considers the cultural meanings of textiles in the Colonial Andes by examining a painting of the Virgin Mary as a young girl, titled the Child Mary Spinning. The essay was published in two versions: "Threshold Objects: Viewing Textiles in a Colonial Andean Painting" was published in the print edition of World Art, Vol. 7, Issue 1, March 2017, and an abridged essay on the same subject was published as "Sacred Currency: The Value of Textile in Colonial Andean Painting," compiled in the 15th Biennial Textile Society of America's Symposium Proceedings and published online through the University of Nebraska digital commons platform.
World Art, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2017:
Textile Society of America 2016 Symposium Proceedings: