Feline designed on Karwa tissue

Chavin Artisans1000 BC - 200 BC

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Lima, Peru

Textile woven with plain weave technique, painted design was achieved with brushes or cotton swabs, this design is one of the most recurring images of the iconography of this period: the feline.


  • Title: Feline designed on Karwa tissue
  • Creator: Chavin Artisans
  • Date Created: 1000 BC - 200 BC
  • Physical Location: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum, Lima
  • Location Created: Chavin, Ancash, Perú
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 260 mm x Width 370 mm
  • Provenance: Archaeological field survey
  • Subject Keywords: Plain weave, cotton, feline, painted fabric, Chavin, chavin, carhua, karwa
  • Type: Ceremonial fabric
  • External Link: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum
  • Medium: Cotton thread and vegetable or mineral dyes

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