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Virtual Lecture: Inca Textiles under Colonial Rule | January 13, 2022

Viritual Event Inca Tunic Fragment

Inca textiles—especially tapestry-woven tunics—are some of the finest cloth ever created in the ancient Andes of South America. However, the violent conquest of the Inca Empire by Spanish forces dramatically changed Inca society, their artistic traditions, and the clothes that they wore. In this talk, Andrew Hamilton, associate curator of Arts of the Americas, shares how two enigmatic fragments of an Inca tunic in the Art Institute’s collection illustrate this history.

This event was recorded on January 13, 2022.

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