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unknown Peruvian

Brocade Textile Fragment with Geometric Design and Embedded Needle Fragment

Camelid and cotton fibers

11 x 6 1/2 x 1/16 in. (28 x 16.5 x 0.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.131
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes (Coast)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • brocading - Weft patterning technique of weaving raised patterns on a woven textile. For the process of stitching decorative designs into cloth, leather, or paper by hand or machine, use "embroidering."
  • geometric patterns
  • needles - Relatively slender, pointed instruments used for piercing, picking, scratching, engraving, or for other purposes.Common uses of needles include to draw thread or other fiber through cloth, leather, paper, skin and tissue, or another flexible material; as hollow, to inject a liquid; for engraving or etching metal. Historically, needles have been made of bronze, iron, bone, glass, steel, and other materials.
  • 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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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url= |title=Brocade Textile Fragment with Geometric Design and Embedded Needle Fragment |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/20/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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