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Inca Colonial Tapestry Peru: Late 16th-Early 17th C.
213cm x 124cm (7‘ x 5'4"). Alpaca weft on cotton warp
Provenance: Formerly Andrew R. Dole Collection Authentication: Alan R. Sawyer, Former Director,
The Textile Museum, Washington, D C.
d l i t e Inca weavers, continuing their art under Spanish Colonial rule, have left a remarkable legacy.
Rare in its own time, this surviving example marks a pinnacle in craftsmanship. The textile displays the integration of indigenous sacred animal motifs, Hispano-Moresque design and the use of an eccentric interlocking weft technique unknown to European weavers at the time.
Fine Andean Art
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