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A small square of light brown woven cotton half fitted with a brocaded step triangle. Blue diamond shapes branching off oblique lines fill the step triangle in a regular way. The exact negative image fills the background space. One warp selvedge with green heading wefts and one weft selvedge are present. There are two cut edges. Z-spun, 2 plied s yarns.

History Of Use

Appears to be a corner of a type of rectangular cloth that is decorated with step triangles in each corner. Complete cloths of this type often have central, deteriorated areas that are consistent with wrapping organic material. The corner ornamented cloth is a standard type and occurs from the Middle Horizon (Period ?) to the Late Horizon (Period ?). The yarn structure and the order of interlacing in the brocade are consistent with central coast fabrics of the Late Intermediate Period (Rowe), but similar cloths come from the Chincha area 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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