Saturday, July 28, 2012

An Incan Tunic and a Rock Partridge: Black and white and fields of color

 -- When considering textiles, I'm always interested in their role within a culture or society. Here's a description by the Spanish of an encounter with the Incans in their checkerboard military tunics.

Photo and text credits: "The Bird Illustrated 1550-1900: From the Collections of the New York Public Library" by Joseh Kastner.  
"To Weave for the Sun: Ancient Andean Textiles" by Rebecca Stone Miller

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