Dumbarton Oaks Inka Tunic Scarf
The variety of patterns and colors, the squares or t’-oqapu, may have represented specific symbols, similar to the knotted khipu cords that the Inkas used to record information. Garments bearing this design often communicated the high status of the wearer.
Fabric: Silk Charmeuse
Size: 76” L x 21” W
Inka, Late Horizon, 1440-1540 BC
Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Collection.