Banknotes as raw material

Series of Bolivian banknotes, which are were in circulation until early eighties, at which time Bolivia would return democracy after 18 years of consecutive dictatorships, the fragile and reborn Bolivian democracy faced a very difficult situation social, political and economic. Bolivia was broken, hyperinflation, shortage and long lines, Bolivians remember that money lost value day by day.

In this work the banknotes were woven with the textile technique commonly used in the Andes, in the weaving process some auxiliary transverse slats are necessary, each of which fulfills a specific function within the construction of the textile, which are removed when the piece is finished.

In this sequence the old 100.- Bolivian Banknote is replaced by a current 100 Bolivian .

ESCALA collection Essex – United Kingdom