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unknown Inca
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Discontinuous Warp and Weft Tunic Fragment with Geometric Design

Late Horizon
1450 - 1534
Cotton fiber

19 11/16 x 12 13/16 x 1/16 in. (50 x 32.5 x 0.2 cm)
Gift of Ward M. Canaday and Mariam Coffin Canaday, Class of 1906

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.165
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes (Coast)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Culture/Nationality: Provincial Inca
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection
This Inca tunic is tightly woven from fine threads, with the minuscule joins of the discontinuous warps and wefts almost imperceptible. Excellence in textile production was deeply important in the Inca Empire, with textiles being among the highest valued commodities. The use of a simple palette of red and blue in this textile is representative of the greater Inca use of color in textiles. From early 16th century colonial documents we know that red and blue garments were part of a coming of age ceremony, displaying the ritualistic associations of colors in cloth.

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