Nov 13, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Half Tunic

Half Tunic

16th century

Interlocked tapestry; cotton and wool

Overall: 92.7 x 72.1 cm (36 1/2 x 28 3/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.393


Did you know?

In Inca times, only the ruler and select nobles had the privilege of wearing t'oqapu tunics.


The "t'oqapu" waistband and the deep V-yoke were standard decorations of Inca tunics. However, the fantastic animals represented in the yoke and the floral motifs in the main field identify this tunic as dating after the Spanish Conquest in 1532.

See also
T - Pre-Columbian
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The Norweb Collection

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