Bag with fringe

650–750 C.E.

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

The Nazca (Nasca) created textiles with a vibrant array of colors, similar to their ceramic arts, and refined this palette from the Early Intermediate Period through the Middle Horizon. This bag is made of simple plain-weave with supplemental designs in blue and yellow. Typical of late Nazca art, the abstract designs are set off with white tips and dark outlines. The dynamic fringe along the base was a popular feature that continued throughout ancient Andean cultural history.

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  • Title: Bag with fringe
  • Date Created: 650–750 C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 × 7 in. (38.1 × 17.78 cm)
  • Type: Textiles
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3342527/
  • Medium: Camelid fiber
  • period: Middle Horizon
  • culture: Nasca
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of Nora Wise