At the heart of my inquiry are the image and legend of the Virgin of Guadalupe. According to the account of the apparition, which was not recorded in a dated publication until the mid-seventeenth century, Guadalupe first appeared on December 8, 1531, on the hill of Tepeyac (now Tepeyac), to the north of Mexico City.3 She showed herself to a newly Christianized native, whose baptismal name was Juan Diego. Using the Aztec language of Nahuatl, the Virgin asked that a church be erected in her honour. Juan Diego tried three times to convince Archbishop Juan de Zumairraga of this apparition. He succeeded only on the last visit to Zumairraga when roses tumbled out of his opened tilmatli, or cloak, and a life-sized image of the Virgin was found miraculously imprinted on its cactus-fibre cloth. Juan Diego’s cloak is said to be the same painted icon that is central to the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe, venerated today in the twentieth century basilica that bears her name (Guadalupe is “clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet.” She stands on a crescent moon, the sun’s rays creating an almond-shaped mandorla, or glory, around her, with the twelve stars that crown her head in the Bible multiplied and scattered over the surface of her mantle.
Inspired on the paint ” Virgin of Guadalupe ” from the artist ” Antonio de Arellano ” México . Purchased with funds provided by the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Deaccession Fund.
This magnificent paint it is exhibit in the Museum of Art LACMA in Los Angeles California .
PRINTED VELVET FABRIC TECHNIQUES
Virgin Of Guadalupe Shimmer Velvet Rug it is been using sublimation printing to replicate on the dense pile.
It produces bright colours that are nicely detailed, even on top of the fuzzy velvet.
This velvet fabric is durable . It scores a 40k on the Martindale Rub Test, which certifies its strength. Printing on velvet fabric is UK made and woven in the EU.
For routine cleaning and care Velvet should be gently brushed in the direction of the nap, lifting the pile with a fine bristle upholstery brush, vacuumed and then dusted with a soft cloth to remove any remaining fuzz