PERU! Peru has the longest continuous textile record in the world, going back almost 10,000 years, invented long before pottery, invented really just as humans started agriculture. Beginning with simple spun fibers, then moving on through cords and nets, Peruvian fiber manipulation developed into complex weaving, and by 500 BC had practically every weaving technique known today. Thanks to this ancient culture’s burial practices in combination with a very dry coastal climate, thousands of fiber pieces have been preserved to inform and inspire modern textile artists in Peru, and beyond.

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