Crafts

Of The Incans

The Incans specialized in making many different forms of beautiful crafts.

When they conquered other civilizations, that civilizations art forms would often mix in with the Incans.

Some of the many types

"Inca pottery gives abundant evidence, in its symmetry and fine proportions, as well as in its finish, that the makers were the inheritors of a thousand years of culture and love of beauty"

Vocab

  • Cochineal: a vivid red dye made from the bodies of cochineal insects.

  • Ollas: fire blackened cooking pots used to make soups and stews

  • Terracotta: a form of natural clay