Feathered on Patterned BandLikely Late Intermediate Period, Late Horizon, or Colonial
Likely ca. 1000 - ca. 1600
Camelid fiber, cotton, feathers
70 1/16 x 2 3/8 x 17/32 in. (178 x 6 x 1.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.233
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- double weave - Heavy textile consisting of two separate textiles woven simultaneously, one above the other. The warp is composed of two series of ends, and each interlaces with its own weft, or with a common weft which works with each series in turn. In patterned double weave, the two textiles change position as required by the pattern.
- featherwork - Visual works or parts of works, such as elements of costume, furnishings, ceremonial objects, or decorations, that are made of feathers. Generally the feathers are either adhered to a solid support or tied individually to a woven support. Important examples of featherwork are found in Mexico and South America.
- geometric patterns
- 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)."
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