Many museums in Peru are dedicated to ceramics and metal objects of pre-Columbian culture, in archaeological sites visitors visit their buildings.
Textiles are usually a fairly neglected exhibition area. Textile processing in Peru has a long tradition. Alpacas living in the Andes already served pre-Columbian cultures as farm animals for the production of their clothing. And until today, the ethnic patterns of the first South American cultures have influenced fashion in America and Europe.
Therefore, he left to visit this special museum, which, with its textile collection, is a place that perfectly complements other museums in Lima. The Amano exhibition is divided into three thematic areas. Part of this shows the history of textile crafts during various periods, from the culture of the Paracas, to the Chimú and the Incas.
Since the ancient cultures did not yet have a writing system, it is not possible to identify the function of the garments and the meaning of the symbols in them. Fortunately, however, private collectors such as Yoshitaro Amano have preserved such an abundance of pieces that researchers, through comparisons and studies, have acquired a certain knowledge of the traditions and rituals of ancient cultures.