Weavers who will be in the Cleveland, Ohio, area over the next eight weeks will have access to a rare treat. Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes is currently on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art until January 6th. The Wari Empire ruled Peru for nearly 400 years between 600-1000 AD, and laid the foundation for the governmental structure and transportation systems of the Incas. The exhibit features one hundred and fifty works of art by the ancient Wari, including some stunning works of tapestry weaving such as the tunic shown at left.
If you can't make it to Cleveland in time to view the exhibit, it will also be traveling to the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.