Culture-laden Alpaca shawls and scarves – New AMANO MUSEUM Arrivals

When an artist has something to say they express themselves in more ways than we could count, it’s a job for an artist to capture the essence of our Andean Heritage and transform this incredibly rich source of inspiration in a new majestic piece of art.

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The Amano Museum Collection it’s not other than the perfect example of a beautiful piece that bases its inspiration in the marvelous textiles of the pre-Columbian Andean cultures, in their forms, contrasts, and histories.

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This collection now includes three more cultures as a source of inspiration Chavin, Chimu and Inca reinterpreting the designs created by the ancient Andean people to represent not only their most sacred beliefs but their everyday chores in a delicate and complex way.

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The Amano Museum was founded in 1964 by the initiative of the Japanese businessman Yoshitaro Amano, to preserve the cultural heritage so that it can be admired for next generations to come. Located in one of the first buildings that were designed as a museum, it soon became one of the most important exhibition spaces for Peruvian Textile art.

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A longstanding project becomes a reality

Sol Alpaca AMANO Collection

The Amano Textile Museum and Sol Alpaca have joined forces to save examples of wonderful pre-Columbian textile art – an invaluable heritage of mankind with more than 12000 years of history.

Today we are introducing our AMANO COLLECTION, a longstanding project that becomes a reality. The development of a small but sophisticated collection of stoles, whose design has been inspired by the marvellous textiles of the pre-Columbian Andean cultures, in their forms, contrasts and histories.

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The AMANO collection, bases its designs on the characteristics of the ancient Chancay, Huari and Mochica cultures, blending their forms in a high-quality fabric and reinterpreting the iconography created by the ancient Andean people to represent their most sacred beliefs, their representations of power and their intimate relationship with nature.

We invite you to participate in this rich tradition.

Chancay - Sol Alpaca AMANO Collection

The Chancay people were outstanding weavers who experimented with the artistic possibilities of textiles. Among their notable creations are beautiful, delicate lace fabrics symbolizing the equilibrium and richness of the sea and bestowing abundance and fertility on the home.

Mochica - Sol Alpaca AMANO Collection

Border ornaments with step designs and triangles are recurring elements in the culture of the Moche or Mochica people, masters of the northern coastal desert. The symbols were permanent elements of their iconography, and were related to order and the sacred powers of its rulers.

Huari - Sol Alpaca AMANO Collection

The Huari people built the first Andean empire. Their most characteristic designs correspond to symbols of power, such as step designs and waves, where symmetry and stylization predominate, symbolizing the order of their society and the prestige of their gods.

Discover the AMANO COLLECTION beautiful designs in our online store

AMANO MUSEUM

The Amano Textile Museum was founded at the initiative of the Japanese businessman, Yoshitaro Amano, to protect the cultural heritage of Peru from destruction and looting.

In 1964 the Amano Museum was established, housed in one of the first buildings in Peru designed as a museum. It came to be acknowledged as one of the most important exhibition spaces for Peruvian textile art and a cooperation bridge linking Japanese and Peruvian researchers.

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Fifty years later, the Amano family took the decision to remodel the museum in line with the founder’s tradition of service and research.
The new concept, called AMANO – PRE-COLUMBIAN TEXTILE MUSEUM, offers contemporary exhibition premises completely devoted to the world of pre-Columbian textiles under modern display and conservation conditions.