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Tapestry Panel

1000–1460s
Overall: 115 x 54.3 cm (45 1/4 x 21 3/8 in.); Mounted: 124.5 x 64.8 cm (49 x 25 1/2 in.)
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The design of this panel depends on the repetition of a single motif: a small, geometricized head set inside a stepped V, which seems to represent the stylized bodies and wings of two birds. This motif, woven in different color combinations, alternates between up and down to form a sophisticated interlocking pattern that has no proper top and bottom. The panel probably once belonged to a garment.
Tapestry Panel

Tapestry Panel

1000–1460s

Peru, Central Coast, Chancay-Chimú style, 11th-15th century

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