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Tunic

A work made of wool (camelid), simple looping; applied wool (camelid) braided neck edging; and unspun wool fringe.
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  • A work made of wool (camelid), simple looping; applied wool (camelid) braided neck edging; and unspun wool fringe.

Date:

200/1 B.C.

Artist:

Paracas
South coast, Peru

About this artwork

This tunic is identifiable through the slit at the center to accommodate the wearer’s head and neck. The geometric design of interlaced stepped diagonal lines suggests the twisting together of threads to make yarn, a fitting motif for a textile. Similar motifs appear on ceramic vessels made by the Paracas; the use of the same twisted-thread design across different media demonstrates a consistent visual language and attests to the primacy of textiles as a means of aesthetic expression for the Paracas.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Paracas

Title

Tunic

Place

Peru (Object made in)

Date

Made 200 BCE–1 BCE

Medium

Wool (camelid), simple looping; applied wool (camelid) braided neck edging; and unspun wool fringe

Dimensions

76.8 × 74.4 cm (30 1/4 × 29 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Simeon B. Williams Fund

Reference Number

1957.75

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