About this artwork
Lambayeque textiles typically consist of multiple weavings joined together to create larger panels and garments. This panel feature repeating rows of designs, with motifs including a human figure and a large white bird, both wearing crescent headdresses. With this pairing of human and animal figures, the textile may allude to a legend of an ancestral lord who escaped death by sprouting wings and flying away.
- Currently Off View
- Peru (Object made in)
- Made 1000–1476
- Cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave
- 77.5 × 23.5 cm (30 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)
- Kate S. Buckingham Endowment