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Fragment of a male poncho recently recomposed as a cape

Nazca-Huari Culture7th-10th century

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

Mudec - Museum of Cultures
Milan, Italy

This interesting object was originally a poncho, as we can tell from the opening for the head that was later sewn shut by an antiques dealer.
In the extremely arid environment of Peru’s Southern Coast fragile materials including textiles like this one have remained intact until our days.

Details

  • Title: Fragment of a male poncho recently recomposed as a cape
  • Creator: Nazca-Huari Culture
  • Date Created: 7th-10th century
  • Location Created: Peru, Southern Coast
  • Physical Dimensions: l 103 cm
  • Type: Fabric
  • Rights: Federico Balzarotti Collection - Museum of Cultures, Milan - PAM 1213
  • Medium: Camelid wool woven by discontinuous warp and weft, patchwork, tie-dying
  • Collocazione: Currently not on view

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