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A work made of cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave.
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  • A work made of cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave.

Date:

1000/1476

Artist:

Lambayeque
North coast, Peru

About this artwork

Lambayeque textiles typically consist of multiple weavings joined together to create larger panels and garments. This panel feature repeating rows of designs, with motifs including a human figure and a large white bird, both wearing crescent headdresses. With this pairing of human and animal figures, the textile may allude to a legend of an ancestral lord who escaped death by sprouting wings and flying away.

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Culture

Lambayeque

Title

Panel

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave

Dimensions

76 × 49.2 cm (30 × 19 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.1706a

Extended information about this artwork

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