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A small, intact square of red fabric with 4 selvedges. Birds in bifold rotational symmetry interlock with similar designs in a contrasting colour. The designs are worked in supplementary warp and weft floats of dark yellow, dark blue and white. The red ground cloth is very loosely woven and the selvedges show no sign of having been sewn to another fabric. Z-spun; 2 plied s.

History Of Use

A fabric, similar in technique, materials and designs, is termed a 'panel' by A. Rowe (1977). It is likely this panel is one of four that would have been used to construct a poncho shirt through sewing and addition of bands. Yarn analysis shows this fabric is consistent with central coast utilitarian textiles (Rowe 1980).

Item History

  • Made in Peru between 900 and 1476
  • Collected between 1949 and 1966
  • Owned by Anonymous before May 4, 1981
  • Received from Anonymous (Donor) on May 4, 1981

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