Large Cloth with Zoomorphic Figure
The textiles of ancient Peru, woven in every known technique for over three thousand years, represent the highest achievement of their civilization. Textiles were the most highly prized objects after gold in Peruvian cultures. The Chimú were a textile-oriented culture, one in which weavings were sometimes used as money.
Artform: Decorative Arts: TEXTILES, COSTUMES, COSTUME ACCESSORIES, Pre-20th Century
Artist: Chimú Culture
Artist Dates: cAD 900-1500
Country/Culture: Ancient Americas: Peru
Medium: plain tabby, brocaded; wool and cotton
Size: 88.9 x 149.9 cm
Museum: Cleveland Museum of Art
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