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Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Peru (made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tapestry woven wool and cotton

  • Museum number:

    T.91-1933

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

More ancient textiles have been found in Peru than anywhere else in the world. The fabrics survived because of their lavish use in Indian burials. The textiles, which date from about 1200 BC to the end of the Inca Empire shortly before 1500 AD, display nearly every weaving technique ever known. This panel is tapestry woven in wool on a cotton warp and show a design of alternating squares with larger fishes and birds eating fish.

Physical description

Woven panel, (Rem supe?); Unknown;

Place of Origin

Peru (made)

Date

14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tapestry woven wool and cotton

Dimensions

Length: 47 cm, Width: 44.5 cm

Descriptive line

Woven panel, perhaps Rem supe; Unknown; 14th century.

Materials

Wool; Cotton

Techniques

Tapestry

Subjects depicted

Bird; Fish

Categories

Images Online; Textiles; Tapestry

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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