Textile Fragments from Peru

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Subject

Textiles

Title

Textile Fragments from Peru

Date

ca. 1000-1350 CE

Description

These three archaeological textile fragments represent the diversity of Andean weaving styles. Design motifs include imagery of serpents, birds, and stars and are reflective of indigenous cosmological beliefs. These pieces also demonstrate the wide variety of coloration utilized in weavings, demonstrating the depth of knowledge Andean peoples had concerning natural dyes available in their environment. The bright red coloration seen in two of these textiles was most likely accomplished with cochineal, a dye extracted from a scale insect of the same name which resides on cactus plants.

Source

Donor: Margaret T. Ordoñez

Identifier

URI 2000.18.02a, b, c

Contributor

Aymar Ccopacatty
Katy O'Donnell

Citation

“Textile Fragments from Peru,” Historic Textile and Costume Collection, accessed July 30, 2021, https://uritextilecollection.omeka.net/items/show/385.

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