Detail of a ceremonial poncho, Chimu, northern Peru, 1100-1476. Artist: Werner Forman
Detail of a ceremonial poncho, Chimu, northern Peru, 1100-1476. Poncho with a figure embroidered in coloured llama wool onto a cotton base. It represents an elite person, possibly the owner, as indicated by the stylized crescent headdress and prominent ear attachments. Such ponchos were also status symbols. From the David Bernstein Collection, New York.
© Werner Forman Archive/ David Bernstein Collection, New York / Heritage-Images
The Bridegroom's Portrait, tapestry, Flanders, Brussels, early 16th century. Artist
The Bridegroom's Portrait, tapestry, Flanders, Brussels, early 16th century. From a series illustrating a medieval romance. A queen sitting on her throne and surrounded by her courtiers receives the portrait of her betrothed. Cupid dressed as a page boy draws his bow ready to strike. One of the ladies-in-waiting is holding a pomegranate, symbol of fertility, and the dog in the foreground symbolises faithfulness. From the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
© Werner Forman Archive/ Hermitage Museum / Heritage-Images
Cotton manufacture, c1845. Artist: Unknown
Cotton manufacture, c1845. An adult 'hand' with a boy assistant, forming cotton into 'laps' so that it could be put into the carding machine in a uniform amounts. In the foreground are baskets of cotton that had been through the gin to remove seeds and separate fibres. On the right at the back of the bench, there is a balance for weighing cotton. Under the bench are 'laps' ready for carding. From The Useful Arts and Manufactures of Great Britain by Charles Tomlinson. (London, c1845). (Colorised black and white print).
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