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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Fragment from the Border of a Tunic

A.D. 160–430

Camelid wool; interlocking trapestry weave, chain-stitch

12.2 × 14.1 cm (4 13/16 × 5 9/16 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.41
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Culture: 
Central Andes, Tiwanaku Culture
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Erik Jacobsen Collection

Bibliography: 

Vanessa Drake Moraga, Shamans, Supernaturals and Animal Spirits: Mythic Figures from the Ancient Andes, 2 vols. (Larkspur, Calif.: OLOLO Press, 2016).

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