Featured Peruvian Textiles
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Openwork Textile Fragment with Geometric DesignEarly Horizon
900 BCE - 200 BCE
19 11/16 x 12 13/16 x 1/16 in. (50 x 32.5 x 0.2 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- braiding - Technique in which strands of pliable material, often three or four strands, are intertwined so as to form a plait, band, or rope. An example is in textile work, where flat over-and-under oblique interlacing is achieved using the undifferentiated elements of a single set of strands, characterized by the oblique crossings of the elements and their common directional trend. Other examples include in the making of leather items, basketmaking, and in styling of hair.
- Early Horizon - The third of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 900 BCE- 200 CE.
- geometric patterns
- openwork - Works or parts of works in metal, leather, paper, textile, or any material having openings, perforations, or interstices as part of the design.
- Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
- 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)."
- twining - Textile process involving twisting two or more active strands of the same set together as they interlace with another set of strands laid in parallel.
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