Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Lambayeque - Artifact #3
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
Zoomify Interactive: To see an image of this artifact that you can zoom in on, click on this link: Front (Warning: This link will open in a new window)