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