Cristian Franco

Makina, 2016

Gobelin (Tapestry)

220 x 180 cm

The MAKINA gobelin is part of a series of three gobelins in which each one is an exact reproduction of fictional flyers from Rock shows, which the artist designed in the mid-90s on the border of Tecate, Baja California. These gobelins made at the Taller Mexicano de Gobelinos, the only place in Mexico that works with this technique dating from the thirteenth century; It consists of the translation of an image to a textile medium in which a long artisanal process is involved that goes from the dyeing of the wool, to the weaving through looms known as “alto liso” (haute lisse).