Tapestries: Faustino Fores School of Weaving
What is a tapestry? a strong cloth with colored threads woven into it to create a picture or design, usually hung on the wall or used to cover furniture.
PERU The Longest continuous textile record in world history. Basket weaving date back 10,000 BC. Loom weaving Chavin period 1000-100 BC.
Materials: wool, llama, Alpaca, cotton.
The “North” radiating from the Chavin-Trujillo (Moche and Chimu) axis – with imperial “interruptions” from the Huari (250 years), from the Incas (80 years) and from Spain (300 years).
- Chavin 1000-100 BC
- Moche 50-800 AD: more known for ceramics. Alpaca wool tapestry.
- Wari 600-900 AD: abstract or stylized designsTunic
- Chimu 1100-1450 AD: anthropomorphic patterns / semi sculptured textiles. Tapestry shirt. Alpaca and cotton. 1400-1540 AD
- Inca 1450-1532 AD
The “South” radiating from Paracas, Nasca, Ayacucho and Cusco.
- Nasca period 100-700 AD
Rug: a floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin, typically not extending over the entire floor.
Provenance: the place of origin or earliest know history of something. A record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.
Woven Gardens Tribal Qashqa’i Nomads of Iran