X86.3949 Tunic

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Chanay culture, central coast of Peru
Late Intermediate Period, 1150 – 1450 CE
Cotton warp (S-spun), camelid hair (plied); tapestry weave
34 x 124 cm
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Lucas Jr. X86.3949


Source: Elena Phipps, The Peruvian Four-Selvaged Cloth. Ancient Threads / New Directions. Fowler Museum Textile Series, No. 12, Los Angeles, 2013
Two four-selvaged panels are stitched together.
Birds designed in stepped-block patterns that are diagonaly aligned recall the brickwork walls that line the temple complexes of the archaeological sites of the central coast. A wave pattern appears along the lower edge.