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Detail of a Paracas textile in the Gothenberg museum, Sweden. Likely made between 100 BC and 300 AD.

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posted by Peter D. Tillman alias Pete Tillman on Wednesday 24th of February 2021 06:24:43 PM

Alpaca wool, extraordinary workmanship. The technique is “warp-wrapping”: the colored wool is wound around sections of cotton warp threads before weaving. Here's a good article on these textiles: I couldn't find any more info on this particular one at the museum website, but in brief: the textiles were smuggled out of Peru in the 1930s and then donated to the museum. Peru has asked for their return, and some have been. The sad story is related in the Khan Academy article. Museum photo and © 2021 Världskulturmuseerna. Crop & minor level adjust by me.

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