My friend Fiona, who knows about South America, told me that my “devils” are designs from the famous Paracas textiles from Peru, – and they are not devils but shamans! The textiles are among the top 10 textile wonders of the world, and some were illegally sold/bought from Peru, where they were found in 1920 ….. and ended up in Gothenburg in Sweden.  And somehow a book with the designs transformed into cross stitching patterns ended on my table in remote Denmark in the late 1960’ties!!

Cross stitching was a good thing to learn  at that time – at least if you were not part of the youth rebellion.

The mayor of Gothenburgh is negotiating with Peru to bring the textiles back to Peru ……..

I will make a few more small pictures with …shamans. Wonder what they want to tell me?

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