1485–1640 (radiocarbon date, 95.4% probability)
Part of a set. See all set records
Cotton; plain weave, brocaded and complex alternating gauze with 5 shots of plain weave between gauze shots
Overall: 139.7 x 139.7 cm (55 x 55 in.)
Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 2005.5.3
The white cotton yarns used to make this textile are only 0.1 to 0.2 millimeters in diameter.
Chimú garments like this one consist of a large, rectangular central section—here measuring some 65 inches by 50 inches—with decorated tabs stitched to two opposite corners. Such garments probably were worn as turbans but we do not understand exactly how. For the purpose of display, the plain central section of this example has been folded to form a wide band, with the tabs arranged on either side.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.