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Ceremonial tunic, Peru, Nazca (200-600 AD). Natural undyed feathers applied to balanced plain weave camelid wool, 82 ½” x 50 ¼”. Gail Martin at AOA New York

Natural undyed feathers applied to balanced plain weave camelid wool, 82 ½” x 50 ¼”. Gail Martin at AOA New York

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.)

Woven poncho with yellow, green, red, and black geometric design

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.

Nasca textile depicts an ocean teeming with marine warriors, fish, killer whales - a part of everyday life in the ancient Andean culture