These hand embroideries illustrate Taino Indians symbols.
COQUI was made on a 4 inch stained classic embroidery hoop and natural linen fabric. Coqui are native small frogs of Puerto Rico, named for the very loud mating call which the males of two species, the common coquí and the mountain coquí, make at night.
SOL was made on a 3 inch flexi hoop on natural linen fabric. This embroidery is a representation of the sun, worshipped by the Taino indigenous people. This sun image comes from the petroglyph symbol found in the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. The sun was believed to be a powerful God emitting strength, health and longevity to its people as it did for the agriculture.
Both pieces backs were covered with felt.