Wari shirt (Unku) fragment

Wari Artisans700 A.D. - 1200 A.D.

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Lima, Peru

Ceremonial robe with stripes, worn by the Wari nobility, decorated stripes with faces in profile iconography and step and scroll motives, symbol of duality and Wari nobility.


  • Title: Wari shirt (Unku) fragment
  • Creator: Wari Artisans
  • Date Created: 700 A.D. - 1200 A.D.
  • Physical Location: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum, Lima
  • Location Created: Wari, Ancash, Perú
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 500 mm x Width 350 mm
  • Provenance: Donation
  • Subject Keywords: Textile, Tapestry, plain weave, Wari, Huari, huari, wari, step wave
  • Type: Ceremonial clothes
  • External Link: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum
  • Medium: Cotton thread and camelid fiber threads (probably alpaca) and vegetable dyes

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