Ancient Peruvian Mantles, 300 B. C. - A. D. 200
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
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,...