Tunic, Nazca Culture, 500 AD

Tunic, Nazca Culture, 500 AD. 225 x 145 cm

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Tunic, Nazca Culture, 500 AD

Nazca Culture, 300 - 600 AD

225 x 145 cm

Ref: PH0057


This stunning and monumental example of bold Huari textile aesthetics exemplifies this culture’s technical virtuosity in expressing abstractly the beliefs that man has the power to create order, transcend space and time in a nonrepresentative colour field of geometrics. For, surely accustomed as we are with our late XXth century modes of perception freed from representational conventions, the visual impact of this cloth and those of the following group cannot fail to resonate with the archetypal heritage of abstraction inherent within us all. 

Anni and Josef Albers greatly appreciated such textiles and incorporated the aesthetics of Pre-Columbian art into there works. In her book titled On Weaving she said “[her] great teachers, the weavers of ancient Peru.” 

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