Tubular container

DATE:
600–1000 CE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Cane and camelid fiber
CLASSIFICATION:
Textiles
DIMENSIONS:
5 7/8 × 7/8 × 1 in. (14.92 × 2.22 × 2.54 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of the Americas
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of John Wise
OBJECT NUMBER:
1983.W.1927

General Description

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).

Adapted from

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text, 2015.