Stunning and beautiful tunics from the Andes Mountains are currently display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY. For thousands of years, talented weavers in the Andes have been the creators of some of the world's finest tunics, coats, and blankets. Fortunately for us, the dry climate of the Andes has helped preserve many of them for posterity. The items showcased have come from a variety of museums--the Textile Museum in Washington D.C., the Cleveland Museum of Art, in addition to several private collections and the Met's own collection. Be sure not to miss it!
"The Andean Tunic, 400 B.C.E.--1800 C.E" continues through Sept. 18 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Please read the New York Times' review of the exhibition by clicking here.
James Blake Wiener
published on 26 April 2011
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