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unknown Peruvian

Tunic with Camelid Embroidery Design

Possibly 700 - 800
Camelid fiber with fur

22 1/16 x 27 9/16 x 5/32 in. (56 x 70 x 0.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.274
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes (Coast)
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing; Outerwear
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • fringe - Trimming consisting of long or short lengths of straight or twisted thread, cord, or tassel; often grouped or knotted in various designs.
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • Pre-Columbian - Refers to the aboriginal Native American cultures that developed in North, South and Central America before the arrival of Europeans beginning in the late 15th century CE. The term is sometimes used more narrowly to only refer to early cultures from Mexico and Central and South America.
  • Pre-Columbian North American periods - Periods related to Pre-Columbian North American cultures.
  • 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)."
  • tunics - Simple slip-on garments made with or without sleeves and usually knee-length or longer and belted at the waist; especially those worn by men and women of ancient Greece and Rome. Also, garments extending from the neckline to the waist or longer, usually high-necked and worn over other garments.

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