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Square of light brown cotton textile with a blue brocade pattern in a partial rectangle. The brocade pattern is a cross design made of four tiny squares, repeated inside a diamond shaped lattice. One warp and one weft selvedge are present; the other two edges are cut.

History Of Use

Appears to be one corner of a corner-ornamented cloth. Complete cloths of this type often have central, deteriorated areas that are consistent with wrapping organic material, perhaps grave offerings of food. The corner-ornamented cloth is a standard type and occurs from the Middle Horizon (Period ?) to the Late Horizon (Period ?). The technical features are consistent with central coast fabrics (Rowe), but similar cloths come from Chincha as well (O'Neale).

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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