Wari Textiles for the Everyday and the Afterlife

Author(s): Rosa Maria Varillas; Francesca Fernandini

Year: 2018


Some pre-Hispanic textiles were complex masterpieces made with labor-intensive techniques and high quality raw materials. Nevertheless, the vast majority of textiles, those used by the population at large, were plain, simple and without any decoration. This study will present a comparative analysis between a sample of plain weaves obtained from domestic contexts and a sample of high quality textiles excavated in an elaborated Wari tomb, all of them registered at the pre-Hispanic settlement of Cerro de Oro. This comparison will explore parameters to evaluate their quality and aesthetics as well as the cultural practices involved in their production. These lines of investigation will be incorporated within broader questions regarding the presence of Wari elements in the coast, and particularly within the site of Cerro de Oro.

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Wari Textiles for the Everyday and the Afterlife. Rosa Maria Varillas, Francesca Fernandini. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444574)

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min long: -82.441; min lat: -56.17 ; max long: -64.863; max lat: 16.636 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 21777