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unknown Chancay

Chancay Double Weave Fragment with Stepped Fret and Wave Design

Late Intermediate Period-Late Horizon
1000 - 1534
Camelid fiber

8 1/4 x 7 1/16 x 1/16 in. (21 x 18 x 0.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2007.1.19.b
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes (Coast)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Culture/Nationality: Chancay
Collection: Ann L. Pfeiffer-Murphy Collection

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  • Chancay
  • double weave - Heavy textile consisting of two separate textiles woven simultaneously, one above the other. The warp is composed of two series of ends, and each interlaces with its own weft, or with a common weft which works with each series in turn. In patterned double weave, the two textiles change position as required by the pattern.
  • geometric patterns
  • Late Intermediate Period - The sixth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating ca. 1000-1450 CE, following the collapse of Middle Horizon empires, including Tiahuanaco and Huari. During this time distinctive regional cultures emerged along the coast and in highland areas, including the Chimú empire. The political entities that developed during the late Intermediate Period were subsequently conquered by the Inca empire.
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • stepped frets - Decorative motif comprised of diagonally rising steps and ending in an angular curved hook.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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