nasca textile

Image feature a colorful wool border depicting birds and flowers. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
The Complexities of Cross Looping
During the period from around 100 B.C. to 400 A.D., Nasca needleworkers from the South Coast of Peru mastered the complex art of three-dimensional cross-looping. A number of colorful and complicated border fragments like this one have been preserved. The few garments that remain intact show that they were used as the outer edging attached...