Sleeveless Tunic


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Chimú men wore broad tunics, sometimes with a fringe at the bottom, often over elaborate loincloths. This example, made of bright ochre yarns loosely brocaded over a plain cotton ground, was woven in two pieces and joined by a seam in the middle, leaving open a slit for the neck. It appears the weaver ran out of one shade of ochre and completed the garment using yarn from a different dye lot (note the color change on the upper part of the proper right side [the viewer’s left]).

Sleeveless Tunic, Cotton, camelid hair, Chimú

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