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Rafael Alfonso Umaña Mendez


Textiles

Under the name Peri-Umaña, the couple designed textiles in contemporary motifs with Latin American influences. Umaña wove the rugs, fabrics and tapestries using traditional Colombian techniques. In 1938 Peri-Umaña showed their collaborations at the Reed Gallery and received commissions from the interior designer Robjohn Givens. Givens used Peri- Umaña fabrics extensively is his work in New York City and in the Hamptons.