Pre-colombian knitting

This is a fabric from pre-colombian times. It´s on dispçay here at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. I´m not sure it is actually knitted – not the way we´re used to think about knitting, at least – but it definitely looks like the finest of lace shawls. And it´s several centuries old. Isn´t it amazing?

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Este é um tecido que se encontra exposto no Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes daqui de Buenos Aires. É de antes da chegada dos espanhóis, o que significa que tem vários séculos de idade. Apesar de não dever ser tricotado da maneira como hoje tricotamos, a verdade é que parece um intricado desenho em lace. Espectacular, não é?

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