Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Lambayeque - Artifact #3

Fragment of the central tapestry panel of a shirt - Lambayeque

WHO: Lambayeque culture

WHERE: North coast, Peru (far north)

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

WHAT: Fragment of the central tapestry panel of a shirt, from one side of the neck area at the shoulder line. This stylized figure seems to represent a personified huaca (pyramid) with a rudimentary human head, wearing a double crescent headdress with feather details.
Fragment Height: 19 cm

HOW: Slit tapestry; cotton warp threads with cotton and camelid wefts.

MUSEUM: Textile Museum of Canada. T81.0044

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