Feathered Wallhangings From Ancient Peru

Panel, Peru - Feathers on cotton, camelid fiber; 7th - 10th century
Panel, Peru; reportedly from Corral Redondo, Churunga Valley. Feathers on cotton, camelid fiber; 7th – 10th century. Courtesy: The metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is presenting from 16 September 2013 to 2 March 2014 twelve feather panels made by the Wari people of southern Peru between about AD 700 and 1000. Made of finely woven cotton cloth and measuring roughly seven by two feet on average, the panels are covered completely with the small iridescent body feathers of the blue and yellow macaw in a bold design of large rectangles (http://www.metmuseum.org). –
This is the second exhibition based on the museum’s own collection and the new book Peruvian Featherwork.