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Fragment

A work made of cotton, plain weave; resist dyed; edged with cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave with couched supplementary weft loop pile; appliquéd with cotton, slit tapestry weave with extended weft cut fringe; embroidered with cotton in interlaced running stitches.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; resist dyed; edged with cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave with couched supplementary weft loop pile; appliquéd with cotton, slit tapestry weave with extended weft cut fringe; embroidered with cotton in interlaced running stitches.

Date:

A.D. 1000/1476

Artist:

Lambayeque
Probably north coast, Peru

About this artwork

The narrow border of this fragment is embroidered with stylized anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figures with appliquéd headdresses. The main panel was filled with large plant designs produced using a resist dyed technique. Unlike the motifs and contained within the border, the style and technique used to render these plants are not typical of the Lambayeque textile tradition, suggesting the innovation and skill of the artists who created this textile.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Lambayeque

Title

Fragment

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; resist dyed; edged with cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave with couched supplementary weft loop pile; appliquéd with cotton, slit tapestry weave with extended weft cut fringe; embroidered with cotton in interlaced running stitches

Dimensions

65.4 × 27 cm (25 3/4 × 10 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.1681

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