Textile

PicID 000185
Type Drawing
Category Object

 

Description
Inca key checkerboard pattern tunic of the Linden Museum Stuttgart (Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany, 1167.771). Only one half of the tunic is preserved. The measurements of the fragment are about thirty-six centimeters by eighty-six centimeters. The pattern appears to be executed in four colors. The design consists of thirty yellow squares with red keys alternating with thirty purple squares with dark blue keys. The original tunic has been completely covered with keys, there were no stripes in the lower panel. The technique is interlocked tapestry. It is a Quompi weaving. Linden Museum.