Tunic with vertical stripes
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Camelid fiber
- 20 1/2 × 31 3/4 in. (52.07 × 80.65 cm)
- Arts of the Americas
- Ancient Art of the Americas - A. H. Meadows Galleries, Level 4
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of Nora Wise
- OBJECT NUMBER:
This striped tunic presents a local highland tunic style worn during the Late Horizon (1400-1532 CE). Almost identical tunics were woven with both camelid fiber and cotton and thus likely pertain to coastal valleys. The neckline and edges are simple, with a short fringe along the base. The technique used to create the base of this tunic, however, was relatively complex. It involved the rotation of the textile during the weaving process and the addition of cream step motifs along the base. Research on these central highlands and coast of Peru continues to shed light on the textiles from this region and their relation to shifting styles of Andean clothing.
Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text, 2015.