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A9432 Tapestry piece, cotton / wool, by Huari Culture / Chancay Culture, Peru, South America, pre-Columbian, 1000-1400. Click to enlarge.

Tapestry piece from Peru

Made
Fragment, textile, tapestry, cotton/wool, natural dyes, [Huari or Chancay culture], Tihuanaco, Peru, South America, 1000-1400 AD (OF).
Cotton and wool slit tapestry woven textile fragment in natural dyed browns, ochre, red, white and black. Worked in horizontal bands depicting stylised animals and birds with narrow geometric dividing bands, upper left corner worked in curved geometric bands with stylised birds. (Four different birds with some two headed ones) Small vertical warp slits worked …

Summary

Object No.

A9432

Object Statement

Tapestry piece, cotton / wool, by Huari Culture / Chancay Culture, Peru, South America, pre-Columbian, 1000-1400

Physical Description

Fragment, textile, tapestry, cotton/wool, natural dyes, [Huari or Chancay culture], Tihuanaco, Peru, South America, 1000-1400 AD (OF).
Cotton and wool slit tapestry woven textile fragment in natural dyed browns, ochre, red, white and black. Worked in horizontal bands depicting stylised animals and birds with narrow geometric dividing bands, upper left corner worked in curved geometric bands with stylised birds. (Four different birds with some two headed ones) Small vertical warp slits worked within the bands. (Possibly from a larger garment - this could be part of a sleeve.)

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

323 mm

Width

260 mm

Production

Made

Notes

AD

History

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1983

Acquisition Date

10 October 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

Tapestry piece from Peru 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 December 2022, <https://ma.as/204007>

Wikipedia

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