Wari Tie Dye Shawl

From the exhibition:
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru

Museum of International Folk Art

Vilma Oncebay Pariona Wari, Tie Dye Shawl, Ayacucho, Peru, 2012. Alpaca fiber, natural dyes. Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection, FA.2017.40. The Wari Empire spread out across the Central Andes from its capital in modern-day Ayacucho, Peru from around AD 500-1100. With renewed archaeological excavations at Wari sites has come a surge of pride in Wari heritage among Ayacucho artisans. Weavers in particular are studying ancient techniques and designs to incorporate into their work.

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