Rimac Stories is part of a series of projects that have water as their protagonist. Ana and Rafael start from the Rimac River, the history of its channels and the origin of its waters, to talk about this element. Water articulates a territory with particular geographies, where the inhabitant of Lima has woven in its valley a network of social and economic relations, making the desert habitable.
In the exercise of approaching the ecosystems and the relationships that are generated between the Andes and the sea, they create a textile where vegetable and animal fibers have been woven from different communities of the coast and the Andes, where traditional weaving practices are kept alive. The fibers, when spun and dyed by hand with natural dyes, connect to a place, impregnating the textile piece with the landscape from which they were extracted.
Cotton and sheep wool dyed with botanical colors by different communities in the Andes and the coast