Doctor of Philosophy
This dissertation is a contribution to a regional understanding of the textile traditions in the context of the Virú and Moche cultural landscapes of the Early Intermediate Period (200 BC-AD 800) on the north coast of Peru. This work documents the textiles of the Virú Valley, describing the characteristic materials, techniques and motifs used by the weavers associated with the Virú polity, drawing upon recent excavations and those of the early 20th century. Examples of contemporaneous Moche textiles were collected from the literature as a point of comparison in order to explore the notion of cultural boundaries as defined by material culture and style.
Surette, Flannery K., "Virú and Moche Textiles on the North Coast of Peru during the Early Intermediate Period: Material Culture, Domestic Traditions and Elite Fashions" (2015). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2829.