Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Peru receives first batch of Paracas textiles from Sweden
Peru receives first batch of Paracas textiles from Sweden
19
Jun '14
courtesy: presidencia.gob.pe
courtesy: presidencia.gob.pe
Peru has received the first batch of ancient Paracas textiles from Sweden that were exhibited in the Municipal Museum of Gothenburg in Sweden.
 
At the event, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso thanked the Swedish authorities for the return of what he considered as cultural assets. He added that the step has strengthened friendly relations between Peru and Sweden.
 
President Humala said the textiles from the Paracas Culture, received from Sweden, will be displayed to the general public after a process of healing, according to website of the Peruvian President.
 
Saying that the City of Gothenburg and Sweden have set a moral and ethical example, the President urged other Governments that have assets belonging to Peru to enumerate Sweden in conformity with the international law.
 
The first installment received from Sweden consists of four parts—two sheets, a poncho and a fragmented textile—out of a total of 89 textiles which will be gradually returned. These textiles were smuggled out of Peru in the 1930s.
 
At the event, an agreement was also signed by the Peruvian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture, and the Municipality of the city of Gothenburg for the restitution of the Paracas collection.
 
According to the agreement, the delivery of all Paracas textiles in possession of the Gothenburg museum would be gradually handed over to Peru by 2021, coinciding with the bicentennial of Peru’s Independence and the 400th anniversary of the city of Gothenburg.
 
Paracas textiles have natural colours of pure Alpaca ranging from grey, white and beige to brown and black.
 
The Paracas culture thrived on the southern coast of Peru during 100 BC to 200 AD, but not much was known about the people and culture of that time until the 1920s when archaeological excavations began.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Apparel

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Gildan to make some American Apparel products outside US

Gildan Activewear, which recently acquired US fashion brand American...

Courtesy: Kolon Sport

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Kolon Sport to set up JV with ANTA for Chinese market

Kolon Sport, an outdoor gear and clothing brand of Korea based Kolon...

Designer Karishma Jumani with Niraj Jawanjal, founder and director of IIFW. Courtesy: IIFW

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2017

IIFW to bring together premium lingerie brands

India Intimate fashion Week (IIFW), dedicated to showcasing the...

Interviews View All

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search