New York: Peruvian feathered walls

Peruvian Featherwork
Peruvian Featherwork
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Feathered Walls: Hangings from Ancient Peru, an installation of a dozen impressive feather panels made by the Wari peoples of southern Peru more than 1,000 years ago, goes on view Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Made of finely woven cotton cloth, the 7-foot panels are covered completely with the small iridescent body feathers of the blue and yellow macaw in bold designs of large rectangles. They rank among the most luxurious and unusual works created by textile artists in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest in 1532.


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