Sleeveless upper garment - 931.12.8_1_doc20151221_IMG4075


Sleeveless upper garment

Maker: Nasca culture
Medium:Camelid fibre tabby embroidered in cotton
Geography: South Coast, Peru
Date: 5th-6th century
Period: Middle Horizon
56 x 78 cm
Object number: 931.12.8
Not on view
DescriptionLike in other places in ancient Peru, the dead on the South Coast were often buried in mummy bundles that contained multiple garments. This camelid fibre, fringed, sleeveless shirt was embroidered in cotton with a red band depicting geometric fish motifs. Archaeologists suggest that garments found in the bundles were worn by the deceased in life.
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