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Huari Textile Panel w/ Twin Crosses - Slit Technique

Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Huari (Wari) culture, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. This vibrantly-colored textile fragment is comprised of tightly-woven fibers, all in a slit technique style, in teal, gold, blue, ruby, cream, citrine, and brown hues. The composition contains two distinct sections of concentric crosses that expand outward, each new layer having its own unique coloration, and the two halves are conjoined by a spiral-shaped strand of cream-colored thread. The polychromatic designs are each flanked by four areas of golden fibers with multi-colored stepped motifs, and rows of alternating colors are displayed above each. Mounted on a fabric-lined cardboard backing. Size: 10.5" L x 5.5" W (26.7 cm x 14 cm).

Condition: Multiple areas of loss and thread loosening, expected fraying around peripheries. Pigmentation loss and staining throughout.

Provenance: private Slavin collection, acquired in Peru and Bolivia from 1971 to 1972

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