Beagle Channel in the Patagonia

Beagle Channel in the Patagonia

February 13, 2013

TEXTILE ART FROM THE ANDES OF SOUTH AMERICA




INCREDIBLE ANDEAN WEAVING TECHNIQUES





Today is Wednesday, so it’s time for the Wordless Wednesday post! This time I’m providing additional information to my photo entry, because I find it so astonishing.


I have been researching about Andean textiles in general, that is, the textiles produced by the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of the Andes region that crosses the modern countries of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile (northern area) and Argentine (northern area).


I have discovered some fantastic information which I hope to include in future posts.

In the meantime, I’m presenting a photo of a priceless example of weaving from the Wari people of Peru circa 750 – 950 AD.


It seems that this tunic combines cotton material with camelid wools, and that the colors are obtained by tie-dying the segments of cloth, which are then woven into the whole.


The tunic is on view at the Textile Museum, Washington DC.


So, who invented patchwork?



WARI TUNIC PERU

 

 





Source: N/A, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons





SPANISH VERSION



(This blog is bilingual)



Esta es mi participación en el post seminal de “Miércoles sin Palabras”, un desafío en que se privilegia lo visual por sobre la palabra.



Estoy investigando sobre los textiles de las culturas andinas pre-Hispánicas, y ¡he descubierto aspectos realmente increíbles! ¡Qué legado nos han dejado!



Esta maravilla es una túnica que utiliza tela de algodón y lana de los camélidos. Las tinturas usadas son espectaculares. ¡Disfruten!





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