This is an original 1930 black and white halftone print of a textile that was probably from a shirt that was created by the people living in Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco). Images of birds alternate with human faces in this textile.
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 7 x 9.5 inches; 18 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: Woven, Indigenous, South America, Pre-Colombian, Archeology, Archaeology