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  • Kilt or Cape (Piupiu)
    areas became more prominent The design was made by scraping the strands of flax to remove the shiny outer skin and the porous interior section was dyed black with a vegetal dye The flax strands called hukahuka were then folded and inserted into the plaited band used to tie the garment around the shoulders or waist The maker squeezed as many strands into the band as possible which increased the

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1159.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Head Band & Hat
    the Wari people of Peru AD 600 900 the four cornered hat seems to have signified the highest status A 1995 93 1246 1283 Head Band Hat Wari culture Peru Pile construction alpaca pile on an alpaca knotted foundation AD

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1246.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Tapestry panel
    vibrant color contrasts of the successive waving outlines one surrounding another The technical term slit tapestry normally implies production on a loom Analysis indicates that this panel was woven by hand on tensioned warps without the discipline of sheds and heddles It consists of colored wefts which go over and under a varying number of warps sometimes two three four or five suggesting that each interlacing action was actually hand

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1250.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Ceremonial panel
    embroidery and execute their designs in natural beige and dark brown The pattern of two wide columns of interlacing is a long standing favorite Shoowa theme The manner in which the broad columnar outlines are formed by multiple dark and light rows of stem stitching interspersed with tiny light and dark plush motifs called tunjoko is another characteristic of Shoowa style Because of the subtle distribution of light and dark

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0186.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Mantle
    demonstration of the way in which art and design were the be all end all of Andean weaving The mantle is a very light weight in fact sheer fabric not one that could possibly be considered to have a utilitarian function for warmth or weather protection It is like a flag worn for the world to see In Andean weaving art always seems to come before function Although virtually all

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1273.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Coca Bag
    red background of the bag together with the yellow and blue rectangles were created by interlocked tapestry a characteristic Inca textile structure used for many forms of male garments The ten highly animated insets though with their colorful zig zag patterns were created by an entirely different utterly non Inca technique These insets are created by weft substitution and use entirely different colored yarns from those used in the basic

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1294.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Ratan Working Tools
    of everyday use was indicative of reverence and status Ornamentation can have symbolic meaning and it can have a sensual and aesthetic value for the user This group of tools for making mats and baskets was collected from different areas of Borneo and several of them show wear patterns left from the residue of hand oils and the rubbing of fingers A 1995 93 1769 to1778 Ratan Working Tools Borneo

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/1769.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Candelabra
    In this example they have retained the traditional iconography of the engagement ceremony pieces with large images of the archangel San Raphael at the base and upper center of the main stem These are surrounded by smaller figures of archangels birds and flowers placed throughout the complex structure of arms The candleholders themselves have been reduced to small projections at the top A 1995 93 2301 Candelabra Aurelio and Francisco

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/2301.htm (2016-02-12)
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