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Strip of red slit tapestry with a woven design of large, closely spaced yellow feathers. A separately woven tapestry band of yellow and red interlocking step frets is sewn to one long side. No warp selvedges are present but parts of all weft selvedges are.

History Of Use

The colours and technical features are typical of Chancay tapestry (Rowe), but the feather motif is usually associated with Inca Period fabrics (p.c., Alan Sawyer). A late Chancay sash (Tsunoyama, pl.1) has feather and interlocked spiral motifs in the same range of colours.

Iconographic Meaning

The feather motif has an obviously avian connotation.

Item History

  • Made in Peru between 1400 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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