Ancient Peruvian Mantles, 300 B.C.�A.D. 200

By: Frame, Mary

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Mantles, the rectangular wrapping cloths found on two-thousand-year-old funerary bundles from the south coast, are impressive demonstrations of the ancient Peruvian arts of needle and loom. Often bordered or intricately patterned, they carry a detailed expression of ancient imagery in large figures or a full range of symmetrical and color patterns in repeated small figures. They are made in the natural hues of cotton or camelid fiber (wool) or dyed in a range of strong colors. Red, the color of blood is the most conspicuous of the applied colors, a seemingly appropriate choice for decorated cloth accompanying the burials.

The mantles and related textiles in this books represent works encountered at two major, but quite different, archaeological sites: Ocucaje in the lower Ica Valley and the Necropolis of Wari Kayan (also known as the Paracas Necropolis) on the Paracas Peninsula. The fabrics span a five-century period, with the earlier, more varied mantles reflecting styles from the Ocucaje and the later, embroidered mantles reflecting those of the Wari Kayan Necropolis. This book was originally published in 1995 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]

Title: Ancient Peruvian Mantles, 300 B.C.�A.D. 200

Author Name: Frame, Mary

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2013-09-03

ISBN Number: 0300200498

ISBN Number 13: 9780300200492

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0300200498Z2