1930 Halftone Print Bolivia Tiwanaku Tiahuanaco Fabric Textile Shirt Bird XDC1


This is an original 1930 black and white halftone print of piece of a textile from a shirt created by the people living in Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco). The images on this textile are of humans wearing bird masks running from right to left carrying staves.

Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Colombian archaeological site that is located in western Bolivia in South America. Tiwanaku was an important precursor to the Inca Empire and flourished for about 500 years. Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de León rediscovered its ruins in 1549 and the name by which the original inhabitants called it has been lost. Its current name means "stone in the center" which alludes to the belief that the settlement was situated at the center of the world.


This 81+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches; 17 x 24 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: South America, Indigenous, Pre-Colombian, Archeology, Archaeology, Costume