1. Caribou skin coat, Innu, Quebec-Labrador Peninsula, c. 1805 – Royal Ontario Museum caribouWoman’s Mantle (Lliclla), colonial period (17th century or later)

Central Andean
Tapestry-woven (weft-patterned) camelid wool

Indigenous women in the Andes have continued to wear their traditional mantles, fastened by silver shawl pins, even in modern times. Although colonial-era weavers preserved the art of Inkan tapestry technique, they incorporated many European decorative motifs into their designs.
The wearing of copious quantities of lace imported from Spain was one of the features most frequently noted in contemporary colonial descriptions of well-to-do Peruvians’ attire; the passion for this deluxe sartorial embellishment was echoed in the native tapestry weavers’ ornamental vocabulary, as seen in the lace-patterned bands that define the horizontal registers of this shawl


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Place of origin:
England, Britain (made)
Netherlands (probably, made)

1660-1690 (made)
ca. 1690 (made)

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques:
Embroidered silk, velvet and flannel, with glass mirror, silver-plated brass with steel blades

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Embroidered Border Fragmentperu colonial era
Date: 4th century BCE
Geography: Peru
Culture: Paracas
Medium: Camelid hair, cotton


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Date: 19th century
Culture: Serbian
Medium: wool