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Grand Wari Fabric

In stock
SKU
WMET0153
Specialty: Giclee on Raw Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, with Double Frame
  • Raw Canvas
  • Non-Customizable
  • 47.25"w x 25.25"h
:
Image MC1341
MC1341
1.25″ x 0.56″
:
Image M1128
M1128
0.38″ x 2.13″
Maximum 250 characters
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Grand_Wari_Fabric_29.146.23

Our Inspiration:Tunic with Confronting Catfish

Peru, Nasca-Wari
Camelid hair, tapestry weave; 800–850 A.D.
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929   29.146.23

The primary items of clothing for men in ancient Peru were tunics. Considerable effort and time were invested in making these elaborate garments since, in addition to being practical, they were statements of ethnic affiliation, social status, and religious beliefs. This example’s main pattern consists of two catfish facing each other. Their large heads have bicolored eyes, bared teeth, barbels, and fins. While the shape and weaving technique have Nasca characteristics, the rendering of the eyes in two halves indicates the Wari style. This suggests that the tunic was woven in the Nasca area when this region was influenced by the Wari state.

Grand_Wari_Fabric_29.146.23

Our Inspiration:Tunic with Confronting Catfish

Peru, Nasca-Wari
Camelid hair, tapestry weave; 800–850 A.D.
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929   29.146.23

The primary items of clothing for men in ancient Peru were tunics. Considerable effort and time were invested in making these elaborate garments since, in addition to being practical, they were statements of ethnic affiliation, social status, and religious beliefs. This example’s main pattern consists of two catfish facing each other. Their large heads have bicolored eyes, bared teeth, barbels, and fins. While the shape and weaving technique have Nasca characteristics, the rendering of the eyes in two halves indicates the Wari style. This suggests that the tunic was woven in the Nasca area when this region was influenced by the Wari state.