Border: winged figures

Moche-Wari (Huari)
750–1000 CE
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General Description

This textile band reflects the interaction of highland Huari (Wari) and coastal Moche along the coast. Typical of coastal production, the band was woven in dyed camelid fiber over cotton warps with slit tapestry weave. This discontinuous weave is clearly visible in the openwork panels and through the shifting colors. The technique afforded reduced consumption of precious camelid fiber, and it permitted a lighter weight fabric in the temperate zones. The imagery reflects coastal motifs, such as the supernatural bird from the central coast.

Adapted from

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text [1978.2.McD; 1991.377; 1991.378], 2015.