The Incas and their predecessors are renowned for their ceramics, their precious metalwork and their colossal stone buildings. But how did they dress? Precious textiles were used by the Incas not only to clothe themselves but also as a symbol of power and identity, for sacrificial purposes and as a means of exchange. This autumn, the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels will show a breathtaking collection of textiles and feathers, as well as gold, silver and shell jewellery. There will even be a workshop at which Peruvian women will demonstrate their traditional weaving techniques.
The exhibition, aimed at a broad public, will feature around 200 objects from the museums’ own holdings, together with items from the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, MAS in Antwerp and Belgian private collections. 23 November 2018 to 24 March 2019 at the Royal Museums of Art and History (Parc du Cinquantenaire) in Brussels.