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Wool tapestry, 'Sharbat Gula for National Geographic'

Working under commission by National Geographic, Leoncio Tinoco weaves the... more

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Working under commission by National Geographic, Leoncio Tinoco weaves the renowned portrait of Sharbat Gula, from Afghanistan. Steve McCurry took her photograph when she was a little girl living in the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan, in 1984. Her picture graced the 1985 June cover of the National Geographic magazine, which has since become one of the magazine's most famous covers. In 2002, after 12 years of searching for her, McCurry found her in a remote Pastun village in Afghanistan. She was married and the mother of three children. She had no idea she had become one of the world's most famous faces. Tinoco's woven version has been selected for several exhibitions sponsored by Novica and National Geographic in New York.

Tinoco weaves this admirable composition on a traditional loom, in the unique style of San Pedro de las Cajas. He obtains some of the colors from natural dyes, so it is recommended to keep out of direct sunlight.

  • 0.61 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 79 cm W x 109 cm H
  • 31" W x 43" H

  • 100% wool with cotton warp
  • Dry clean only
  • Signed by the artist
  • Display rod not included
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Ships fast from USA.

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