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Nazca-Wari (attribution by Nobuko Kajatani, 1993). Tunic Fragment, 700-850 C.E. Camelid fiber, 21 1/4 x 14 3/16in. (54 x 36cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.224.28.jpg)
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Size: adult. Probable wearer: male. Vertical camelid fiber warp. Camelid fiber weft. Camelid fiber repair at shoulder. Tapestry weave with interlocked, occasionally dovetailed weft junctures. Backstrap loom woven. Fringe: camelid fiber separately woven with 2 warps. Ends are looped; sewn onto the unku. The design is of two opposed abstracted animals, possibly felines, executed in red, orange and blue colors.
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