The ancient Wari culture of the south-central Andes (500–1000) is particularly noted for the technical excellence of its sumptuous textiles, primarily in tapestry weave. The design of our versatile ruana is based on a colorful Wari tunic fragment (7th–9th century) in the Museum’s collection.
Wool/viscose/silk blend. Imported. 77'' x 44''.
- Wool/viscose/silk blend
- 77'' x 44''
Art HistoryThroughout Peruvian prehistory, the tunic, with or without sleeves, was the primary item of clothing for men. The garments display a great deal of variety in weaving techniques and patterning and a wide range of color. In addition to being practical, they were expressions of ethnic affiliation, social status, and religious beliefs.