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The Department of Textiles contains more than 13,000 textiles and 66,000 sample swatches ranging from 300 B.C. to the present.  Art Institute of Chicago

The Department of Textiles contains more than 13,000 textiles and 66,000 sample swatches ranging from 300 B.C. to the present. Art Institute of Chicago

Shoulder poncho, esclavina, Paracas culture, Peru. Peabody Museum, Online Collection.

Shoulder poncho, esclavina, Paracas culture, Peru. Peabody Museum, Online Collection.

Codex; tracings of Codex Borgia, also known as Codex Borgianus and Códice Borgiano. A pre-Columbian pictorial manuscript; an important pictorial source for the study of Central Mexican gods, ritual, divination, calendar religion and iconography. P 71. British Museum, online collection.

Codex; tracings of Codex Borgia, also known as Codex Borgianus and Códice Borgiano. A pre-Columbian pictorial manuscript; an important pictorial source for the study of Central Mexican gods, ritual, divination, calendar religion and iconography. P 71. British Museum, online collection.

Cuff Band, Moche-Huari, Peru, 7th-8th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, online collection.

Cuff Band, Moche-Huari, Peru, 7th-8th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, online collection.

Textile, Huari culture, Peru, AD 500-800. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Ethnologisches Museum

Textile, Huari culture, Peru, AD 500-800. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Ethnologisches Museum

Textile, Huari culture, Peru. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Ethnologisches Museum

Textile, Huari culture, Peru. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Ethnologisches Museum

Embroidery in strong colors covering entire surface. Winged figure holding trophy head.    This fragment is medium: wool technique: embroidery on plain weave foundation.    This fragment is from Peru and dated "300–100 BC".

Embroidery in strong colors covering entire surface. Winged figure holding trophy head. This fragment is medium: wool technique: embroidery on plain weave foundation. This fragment is from Peru and dated "300–100 BC".

Tunic, ca.135–525 CE
Peru, south highlands, Pucara
Camelid hair; plain weave and tapestry weave; 38 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (98.1 x 153.7 cm)
Private Collection

Tunic, ca.135–525 CE Peru, south highlands, Pucara Camelid hair; plain weave and tapestry weave; 38 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (98.1 x 153.7 cm) Private Collection

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