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A Fragment from a Colonial Tapestry

Country Of Origin

Peru

Date

17th century or later

Size

113 x 19 cms (44½ x 7½ ins)

Materials

Linen warp, wool weft

Technique

Tapestry woven

Condition

Splits, patched and stabilised

This is a fragment of an unusual Peruvian colonial tapestry. There is fragment from the same tapestry, inv.no.MNAD 13899, in the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid. They did a dye analysis of the piece and concluded it was dyed with turmeric, henna, and madder (see reference)

References

  • Edited by Anton De Moor and Cacilia Fluck. Methods of Dating Ancient Textiles of the 1st Millennium AD from Egypt and Neighbouring Countries. Lannoo Publishers. Gent, Belgium. pp.132. Fig.3b

Price

Price on request

Reference No

368

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