Parallel Worlds

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In pre-Columbian cultures, opposites were necessary to the creation and maintenance of life: this was represented in the pieces through division into two, three and four parts, rendered through shapes and colors.

Moreover, the fertility of women, men, animals and plants is vital to the continuity of life on earth, so it was represented recurrently in Ecuador’s ancient cultures. In some pieces one can see seeds and the different stages of women’s, families’ and animals’ life cycles, which relate to fertility rites in pre-Columbian societies