Fragment

A work made of wool (camelid) and cotton, plain weave of discontinuous single interlocking warps and wefts.
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  • A work made of wool (camelid) and cotton, plain weave of discontinuous single interlocking warps and wefts.

Date:

200/500

Artist:

Nazca
Peru, south coast
Probably Nazca Valley

About this artwork

This fragment is composed of a pattern of over 20 disjointed or half-step frets rendered in 14 different colors. Nazca weavers are known for the wide range of colors employed in the production of their textiles. They achieved the various colors through dyeing and naturally colored yarns and by plying two different yarns together in order to produce additional colors. The irregularity of the pattern of the half-step frets displayed on this fragment may not reflect the original configuration of the design, as it may have been altered at a later date.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 59

Artist

Nazca

Title

Fragment

Origin

Peru

Date

200 AD–500 AD

Medium

Wool (camelid) and cotton, plain weave of discontinuous single interlocking warps and wefts

Dimensions

51.8 × 32.7 cm (20 3/8 × 12 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp

Reference Number

1956.76

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 .

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