About this artwork
Geometric patterns are common in Andean textile art. Although it may appear simple at first look, this panel is far more elaborate than meets the eye: the geometric designs presented here were formed using multiple techniques, with the weaving of the blue and red half-step frets, the outlining in white embroidery, and the edging in cross-knit loop stitches. This pattern creates an overall checkerboard of color, with the juxtaposed colored surfaces further combining to create full-step frets.
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- Arts of the Americas
- 200 AD–900 AD
- Wool (camelid), plain weave of discontinuous warps and wefts; embroidered in double running stitches; edged with cross-knit loop stitches
- 55.9 × 68.6 cm (22 × 27 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mrs. Henry G. Barkhausen