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Mama Ocollo Huacco I Ccoya del Peru - Marco Chillitupa Chávez Greeting Card

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Story

This painting is one of a series of sixteen (1977.45.1-.16) showing the ancient rulers of the Inca Empire. It is not only a family tree but a political tool. Since proof of aristocratic Inca blood entitled people to special privileges and freed them from paying taxes in the Spanish Colonial period, paintings were used to document and assert this heritage. The set of paintings ends with Francisco Pizarro (1977.45.16), the Spanish conqueror of Peru in 1534, shown in his European armor. Although romanticized, the Inca male rulers wear the uncu, an exquisitely woven tunic, and an aberrant version of the llautu, the traditional royal headdress complete with red forehead fringe. The painting of the Inca queen (1977.45.2), Mama Occollo, shows her wearing the traditional women’s mantle, or lliclla, a rectangular cloth worn across the shoulders so that the stripes appear horizontally across the back, and held in place by a tupu pin inserted horizontally in the front. The geometric textile patterns in all the paintings are reminiscent of tocapu designs on traditional Inca noble clothing, signifying rank and status.

Materials & Specifications

Every bespoke printed greeting card is produced on a high-quality 330gsm Fedrigoni one sided Symbol gloss paper, coated with a gloss UV varnish.

  • High quality 330gsm Fedrigoni card
  • Symbol gloss
  • Gloss UV varnish
  • Sustainably sourced Recyclable
Available as a single card or a pack of 10 unfolded cards. Each card is supplied with a complimentary opaque envelope.

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