Nasca-Wari (late) (attribution by Anne Rowe, 1993). <em>Tunic Fragment</em>, 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)

Tunic Fragment

Artist:Nasca-WariEarly IntermediateMiddle Horizon

Medium: Camelid fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:700-850 C.E.

Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 14 3/16in. (54 x 36cm)


Accession Number: 86.224.28

Image: CUR.86.224.28.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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. Condition: Good.

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