Bag with fringe
- 650–750 CE
The Nazca (Nasca) created textiles with a vibrant array of colors, similar to their ceramic arts, and refined this palette from the Early Intermediate Period (200 BCE-600 CE) through the Middle Horizon (600-1000 CE). This bag is made of simple plain-weave with supplemental designs in blue and yellow. Typical of late Nazca art, the abstract designs are set off with white tips and dark outlines. The dynamic fringe along the base was a popular feature that continued throughout ancient Andean cultural history.
Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text [1989.W.2252; 1976.W.2082; 1970.20.McD], 2015.