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Poncho

A work made of camelid wool, single interlocking tapestry weave and five-color complementary weft weave with center band of complementary weft weave.
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  • A work made of camelid wool, single interlocking tapestry weave and five-color complementary weft weave with center band of complementary weft weave.

Date:

1300/1550

Artist:

Chuquibamba region (south coast, Peru)

About this artwork

At least three weavers worked together to create this large textile. Their collaboration can be perceived in subtle vertical junctures in the threads, which appear at points throughout the gridded background. These lines divided their individual working areas. Ponchos were male garments, and this laboriously made example was likely a prestigious offering in the burial of an important man.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Culture

Chuquibamba

Title

Poncho

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1300–1550

Medium

Camelid wool, single interlocking tapestry weave and five-color complementary weft weave with center band of complementary weft weave

Dimensions

199.4 x 257.5 cm (78 1/2 x 101 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment

Reference Number

1999.290

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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