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Tunic, Fragment

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Wari
MEDIUM Camelid fiber
  • Place Made: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 600-1000
    PERIOD Middle Horizon Period
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/4 × 10 in. (54 × 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 34.551
    CREDIT LINE George C. Brackett Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Wari. Tunic, Fragment, 600-1000. Camelid fiber, 21 1/4 × 10 in. (54 × 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.551. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.551_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 34.551_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Textile fragment from a tunic with tapestry weave pattern of profile heads alternating with stepped-crosses with diamond form in the center. The colors are yellow, pinks, browns, purple, black, and white. Condition: fair; soiled with some losses. Size: adult. Probable wearer: male. Horizontal camelid fiber warp. Camelid fiber weft. Tapestry weave with interlocking. Design: quartered stepped diamonds in check with profile face and step block with 3 animal heads (AR).
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    Wari. <em>Tunic, Fragment</em>, 600-1000. Camelid fiber, 21 1/4 × 10 in. (54 × 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.551. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.551_acetate_bw.jpg)