- 600–1000 CE
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Cane and camelid fiber
- 5 7/8 × 7/8 × 1 in. (14.92 × 2.22 × 2.54 cm)
- Arts of the Americas
- Not On View
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of John Wise
- OBJECT NUMBER:
This long tubular container is woven from reed and camelid fiber. The latter produces an intricate, multi-colored pattern around the surface. Although empty, the container likely served as a portable needle case for a textile artisan during the Middle Horizon (600-1000 CE).
Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text, 2015.