Half Tunic

Half Tunic

16th century

Interlocked tapestry; cotton and wool

Average: 95.3 x 72.4 cm (37 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.393

Fun Fact

This tunic, made shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Inka and European motifs.

Description

The "t'oqapu" waistband and the deep V-yoke were standard decorations of Inca tunics. However, the fantastic animals represented in the yoke and the floral motifs in the main field identify this tunic as dating after the Spanish Conquest in 1532.

See also
Collection: 
T - Pre-Columbian
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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