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Covering Cloth

A work made of cotton, plain weave; tie dyed.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; tie dyed.

Date:

1000/1476

Artist:

Possibly Chancay
Peru, Possibly central coast

About this artwork

The two panels of this covering cloth are woven from delicate cotton threads, their exceptional fineness evidence of Chancay spinning expertise. The oblique bands are composed of groups of smaller resist-dyed squares, creating a dynamic interplay between positive and negative space. This strong diagonal pattern resembles designs painted upon Chancay ceramics, where they often appear on garments worn by human figures.

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Culture

Chancay

Title

Covering Cloth

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; tie dyed

Dimensions

96.5 × 101.6 cm (38 × 40 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank B. Hubachek

Reference Number

1976.388

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