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The textile is rectangular and striped with a string fringe. The main panel is a single, complete loom width of warp-striped cotton striped in light and medium shades of brown with solid brown camelid bands along each long side. Sewn onto each brown band is a band of red and yellow circles. The fringe at both ends is made of warp loops and secured by two rows of countered weft twining. Z-spun, two plied, s yarns, sewn.

History Of Use

This piece may be one half of a poncho shirt or it may be a complete shawl or wrap. The warp fringe secured by two rows of weft twining is a feature associated with textiles from the far south coast in the Late Horizon. One example is from the Ocona Valley (Lapiner) and others are from the Majes Valley and the Moquequa Valley.

Item History

  • Made in Peru between 1476 and 1532
  • Collected between 1949 and 1966
  • Owned by Anonymous before May 4, 1981
  • Received from Anonymous (Donor) on May 4, 1981

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