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Drop-In Workshop: Understanding Nazca Textiles



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  • Free with museum admission

Weavers of the ancient Nazca culture of present-day Peru featured plants and animals in the small, colorful, three-dimensional trims that border their textiles. Join Elena Phipps, independent scholar and curator as well as former textiles conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a gallery conversation and hands-on demonstration of Nazca techniques in the special exhibition Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes.

Panel Fragment

Panel Fragment, 200/500

Nazca; south coast, Peru. The Art Institute of Chicago, restricted gift of Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp.

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