Peru, South Coast, Nasca style (100 BC-AD 700) / Textile Band / 100 BC-700Peru, South Coast, Nasca style (100 BC-AD 700)
Textile Band
100 BC-700

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, South Coast, Nasca style (100 BC-AD 700)
Title: Textile Band
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: -10
Creation End Date: 700
Creation Date: 100 BC-700
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: interlocking warp and weft, single interlock: wool
Dimensions: Overall: 181cm x 21.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1953.475
Credit Line: Gift of John Wise

This band's intense color and spider-web sheerness are remarkable. Both were achieved with a complex weaving technique developed nowhere else in the world. Each color area is essentially a small, independent textile linked to surrounding color areas through weaving rather than sewing, a puzzling feat that we do not yet completely understand. The image repeated in each of the band's rectangles is equally baffling-two little feet descend from an odd, head-like form.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1953.475
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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