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Fish

A work made of cotton, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts.

Date:

1000/1476

Artist:

Rimac
North coast, Peru

About this artwork

Cleverly woven to form a fish shape, this textile represents the interior of the animal’s body. To produce a shaped weaving with more than a dozen finished edges required careful planning and meticulous effort, demonstrating the impressive technical skills of the artist. Coastal animals are represented in all the Rimac textiles on view, demonstrating the profound impact of aquatic life on Rimac artistic expression. Figures surrounded by fish, eels, tortoises, and waves offer a window into Rimac daily life.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Rimac

Title

Fish

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Cotton, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts

Dimensions

54.6 × 17.2 cm (21 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.1698

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