• Bag with Human Face (detail), 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Alpaca or llama hide, human hair, pigment, cotton, coca leaf contents; h. 26 cm (bag), l. 64.7 cm (strap). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2011.35. Image © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Bag with Human Face, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Alpaca or llama hide, human hair, pigment, cotton, coca leaf contents; h. 26 cm (bag), l. 64.7 cm (strap). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 2011.35. Image © The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Miniature Tunic with Weapon?-Bearing Creature in Profile, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Camelid fiber and cotton; 22.1 x 31.8 cm. Brooklyn Museum, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection 71.180
  • Tunic with Face-Fret Motif, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Camelid fiber and cotton; 102.2 x 102.2 cm. Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., in honor of Carol Robbins’s 40th anniversary with the Dallas Museum of Art 2004.55.McD
  • Tunic with Stepped-Cross and Interlocked U-Shaped Motifs, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Camelid fiber and cotton; 96.5 x 110.45 cm. Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.70.3.1. Digital image © 2012 Museum Associates / LACMA / Art Resource, NY
  • Tunic, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Camelid fiber and cotton; 86.5 x 122 cm. The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1941 91.341
  • Panel, Probably a Hanging, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Feathers, cotton, and camelid fiber; 63.5 x 208 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.471). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY
  • Winged Creature Plaque, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Gold; 13 x 15.8 cm. Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, VA 28787. Image © bpk, Berlin / Ethnologisches Museum / Waltraut Schneider-Schuetz / Art Resource, NY
  • Warrior Plaque, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Silver; 25.7 x 19.7 x 2.5 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of Alfred C. Glassell Jr. 2001.1174
  • Figure Pendant, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Wood, shell, stone, and silver; 10.2 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm. Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth AP 2002.04
  • Urn with Staff Deities, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Ceramic and slip; 83.5 x 86 cm. Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú, Lima, S/C. Photo: Daniel Antonio Giannoni Succar
  • Cup-Holding Figure in Tie-Dyed Tunic and Four-Cornered Hat, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Ceramic and slip; 19.3 x 19.5 cm. Museo Regional de Ica “Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins” MRI-00176-01. Photo: Daniel Antonio Giannoni Succar
  • Figure in Tapestry-Woven Tunic and Four-Cornered Hat, 600–1000. Peru, Wari. Ceramic and slip; 28.7 x 23 cm. Fundación Museo Amano, Lima FMAC-000020. Photo: Daniel Antonio Giannoni Succar
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Project Tunic

Wari inspiration meets 21st-century fashion in Project Tunic, a runway show of clothing inspired by this ancient Andean culture. Three finalists will have their designs displayed in the museum’s new Atrium after the runway show! Join judges Valerie Mayen, former Project Runway contestant and owner of Yellowcake, fashion blogger Jessica Noelle of Midwest Muse, Tina Cassara of the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the CMA’s own Sue Bergh, curator of Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes as they choose the best Wari-inspired designs.