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Moche-Huari brocade

Room 5, Vitrine 47

Coast of northern Peru
Fusion Epoch (800-1300 AD)


  • Material: Cotton thread in plain fabric. Decoration employing dyed camelid fibers.
  • Technique: Simple plain weave decorated with supplementary weft or brocade technique.
  • This textile panel features figures shown with their heads in profile, carrying two scepter-like staffs used by leaders as a symbol of power.
  • It probably came from the Castillo de Huarmey (Ancash) site, on Peru’s central coast.