Tie Dye Tunic, Huari Culture, circa 800 AD

Tie Dye Tunic, Huari Culture, circa 800 AD. 160 x 130 cm

Read More

fullscreen

Tie Dye Tunic, Huari Culture, circa 800 AD

Tie Dye Tunic. Huari Culture, circa 800 AD. Southern Andes. 160x130cm.

Ref:PH0016

These tie-dyed ceremonial clothes were worn by Wari lords of the elite and the spread to different places in the Andes, many perhaps as diplomatic gifts that fostered alliances or as imports treasured for their prestige. The deeply saturated red/blue/green ground is punctuated by large white and yellow tie dye modules. The irregular arrangements confer upon these cloths a sense of movement and vibrating radiance.

Huari tunics with vivid tie-dyed colours have an empowering  visual allure.Two very different types of high status ritual textiles were produced with the use of the discontinuous warp and weft technique during the Huari sojourn on the coast  regions creating these complex tie dyes, in which case the un-dyed cloth was woven in the same based technique, and cloth woven in multiple techniques, wherein discontinuous warp and weft technique  is one of several weaves in a single textile.


-

x
Tie Dye Tunic, Huari Culture, circa 800 AD
x