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unknown Peruvian

Sling with Warp Wrapping

Late Horizon
1476 - 1534
Camelid fibers

23 5/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 13/16 in. (60 cm x 4.5 cm x 2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.15
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Weapons; Accessories
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • Late Horizon - The seventh of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 1476-1534 CE, during which the Inca established an empire controlled from Cuzco, which eventually reached from central Chile to southern Colombia. The period ends in 1534, the year marking the fall of the Inca empire after the Spanish conquest.
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • slings - Throwing weapons consisting basically of a strap of leather, fabric, or similar flexible material, widening into a pouch at the center to hold the projectile. They are held by the two ends and swung round rapidly, then one end is released to hurl the projectile.
  • 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)."
  • wrapping - Covering or enclosing entirely or to a great extent with a flexible material, especially by winding or folding.

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