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.
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- Arts of the Americas
- 200 AD–500 AD
- Wool (camelid) and cotton, plain weave of discontinuous single interlocking warps and wefts
- 51.8 × 32.7 cm (20 3/8 × 12 7/8 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp