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unknown Peruvian

Ancon Interlocked Tapestry Fragment with Zigzag Design

Middle Horizon
600 - 1000
Camelid fiber

3 9/16 x 18 1/8 x 1/16 in. (9 x 46 x 0.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.57.2
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes (South Coast)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Culture/Nationality: Ancon
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • Middle Horizon - The fifth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 600-1000 CE.
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • tapestry - Refers to the process used to create tapestries, which are heavy, woven textiles characterized by ornamental or pictorial designs and used as wall hangings, curtains, upholstery, or to hang from windows or balconies. The process is performed on a tapestry loom and differs from cloth-weaving in that the weft travels only to the warp at the edge of a particular color or pattern in the design, rather traveling from edge to edge of the entire piece of fabric. Various techniques are used in mixing and overlaying colors to create shading and patterns. Details of the design are often painted or embroidered.
  • 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)."
  • zigzags - Lines or bands composed of a series of chevrons.

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