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Wari fragments from a Tunic on Two Panels
Description: Section to a tunic in interlocking tapestary weave depicting a Feline head in pink on brown ground with the Step Fret design. A condor head can be seen as well. Wari tunics are laid out in three alternating bands seperated by soldid bands. This tunic would be aproximately 3 feet square and would have taken weavers six months to a year to weave. Examples of similar weavings are on display at the American Museum of Natural History.
Condition Report: Good color and mounted on mat.
Dimensions: A.L. 20" x W. 7", B. L.13" x W.6"
Date: Peru, Wari, Central Coast, c. AD 650 - 1100