Sunday, September 24, 2006

Pictures of Tocapu covered Garment presented on Blog

Pictures of a possibly related phenomenon from the Inca era have been added to the blog.

These pictures are of an Inca-era ceremonial garment to which was stitched an array of tocapu signs. A number of drawings presented in Guaman Puna's colonial era chronicle show various Inca dignitaries wearing garments laden with these signs. Burns interpreted at least Puna's signs as a form of writing.

Two pictures are presented here:

(1) A topacu-laden Inca era ceremonial garment from the Dumbarton Oaks, pre-Columbian Collection in Washington DC.

(2) The same picture with the tocapu signs numbered for future analysis.

Dennis (moderator)


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