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Textile Fragment, Peru, 800 AD by Knoxville Museum of Art on Flickr.

Textile Fragment, Peru, 800 AD by Knoxville Museum of Art on Flickr.

Peru | South coast | Early Intermediate, Nasca | Woven poncho | A.D. 400–800 | 207.0 cm., w. 106.0 cm. (81 1/2 x 41 3/4 in.)

Peru | South coast | Early Intermediate, Nasca | Woven poncho | A.D. 400–800 | 207.0 cm., w. 106.0 cm. (81 1/2 x 41 3/4 in.)

This Nasca textile portrays an ocean teeming with marine warriors, fish, and killer whales which were a part of everyday life in the Andean culture when they fished for food.

This Nasca textile portrays an ocean teeming with marine warriors, fish, and killer whales which were a part of everyday life in the Andean culture when they fished for food.

Tunic Fragment Date: 7th–9th century Geography: Peru Culture: Wari Medium: Camelid hair, cotton Accession Number: 30.16.1

Tunic Fragment Date: 7th–9th century Geography: Peru Culture: Wari Medium: Camelid hair, cotton Accession Number: 30.16.1

Benita Koch-Otte, bauhaus rug. Benita Koch-Otte was a German Bildwirkerin and textile designer who was one of the first students at the Bauhaus and an instructor there. You can see the influence of instructors Paul Klee and Kandinsky in many of her patterns and color palettes, like this one

Benita Koch-Otte, bauhaus rug. Benita Koch-Otte was a German Bildwirkerin and textile designer who was one of the first students at the Bauhaus and an instructor there. You can see the influence of instructors Paul Klee and Kandinsky in many of her patterns and color palettes, like this one

patriciagraceewanika:    Tapestry by MAN RAY is made up of fabric swatches from his father’s tailor shop (Pompidou, 1911).

patriciagraceewanika: Tapestry by MAN RAY is made up of fabric swatches from his father’s tailor shop (Pompidou, 1911).

Inca tunic fragment, Peru  between the 15th and middle 16th century

Inca tunic fragment, Peru between the 15th and middle 16th century