Interlocked Tapestry Fragment with Manta Ray MotifLate Intermediate Period
ca. 1000 - ca. 1476
19 11/16 x 14 15/16 x 1/16 in. (50 x 38 x 0.2 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- geometric patterns
- interlocked tapestry - Tapestry weaving technique in which the weft threads of two adjacent areas are linked together either around a common end, or more normally between adjacent ends in either a single or double lock.
- 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.
- 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)."
- Clothed in Meaning: Archaeological Textiles from the Ancient Andes Bryn Mawr College , Mar 1, 2002 – Mar 29, 2002
- Selected Works of Art, Archaeology, Ethnography and Decorative Arts from the College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 20, 2002 – Feb 24, 2002
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