Karwa Cotton tissue fragments

Chavin Artisans1200 BC - 200 BC

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Lima, Peru

Textile fragment of fabric or mantle, Karwa style, beautiful designs with checkerboard pattern succession of stylized eyes and mouths.


  • Title: Karwa Cotton tissue fragments
  • Creator: Chavin Artisans
  • Date Created: 1200 BC - 200 BC
  • Physical Location: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum, Lima
  • Location Created: Wari, Ancash, Perú
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 630 mm x Width 405 mm
  • Provenance: Donation
  • Subject Keywords: Chavin, painted, Karwa, carhua, negative paint, feline face, feline eye, fang
  • Type: Ceremonial or funerary fabric
  • External Link: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum
  • Medium: Cotton thread and vegetable or mineral dyes

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