Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Chancay - Artifact #1

Loin cloth fragment - Chancay

WHO: Chancay culture

WHERE: Central coast, Peru

WHEN: Late Intermediate Period/ Late Horizon, A.D. 1200-1550

WHAT: Loincloth fragment; plain weave cloth sewn to a slit tapestry panel with a zigzag design. Attached is a tubular woven edging.

HOW: Plain weave - cotton warp and weft threads. Slit tapestry - cotton warp and camelid weft threads. Edging - cotton threads.

MUSEUM: Textile Museum of Canada. T94.1017

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