Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Lambayeque - Artifact #1

Tapestry fragments - Lambayeque

WHO: Lambayeque culture

WHERE: North coast, Peru

WHEN: Middle Horizon/Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 800-1300

WHAT: Fragments of tapestry. The main figure depicted in the repeating scene is front facing and is wearing a double crescent headdress with feather details. The main figure is flanked by figures in profile wearing long draping head-cloths with tabbed fringes
Fragment Height: 24.1 cm

HOW: Slit tapestry, cotton warp and weft threads.

MUSEUM: Textile Museum of Canada. T83.0242

Note: The relative position of each fragment in the following images does not reflect the original placement or orientation of the design on the complete garment, which is unknown.

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