Shirt (Unku) fragment with repeated patterns (Tocapu)

Inca Artisans1450 A.D - 1530 A.D

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Lima, Peru

Inca nobility shirt; the decorative icon corresponds to the "Inca's key", is one of the first designs which have a special meaning, probably it represents the duality Hanan and Hurin and as the four regions of Incan world.


  • Title: Shirt (Unku) fragment with repeated patterns (Tocapu)
  • Creator: Inca Artisans
  • Date Created: 1450 A.D - 1530 A.D
  • Physical Location: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum, Lima
  • Location Created: Ica, Perú
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 440 mm x Width 340 mm
  • Provenance: Archaeological field survey
  • Subject Keywords: Tapestry, tocapu, inca, inka, tupac yupanqui
  • Type: Clothes of social status
  • External Link: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum
  • Medium: Camelid fiber threads probably alpaca and vegetable dyes

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