Miniature Ica Style Woman's Shawl
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Miniature Ica Style Woman's Shawlca. 1000 - ca. 1476
Camelid and cotton fibers
4 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm x 11.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.257
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing; Outerwear
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- 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.
- miniature - Use to describe objects and beings of a reduced size or scale compared to the average or normal range for its kind.
- Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
- shawls - Large pieces of square, oblong, or triangular cloth worn over main garments as a covering for the shoulders and arms.
- 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)."
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- Ann Pollard Rowe, "Ica Style Women's Dress." The Textile Museum Journal 40/41 (2001-2002): 99-117, Figure Number: 18.
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