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Description

A piece of red tapestry with two frontal humans in a vertical row. They are yellow, red, blue, green, black and white but in varying proportions. They wear an elaborate headdress and a flaring tunic. Feet are splayed and arms and hands are raised. The background for the first figure is red, the background for the second is green. Multicoloured squares attached with a common line make up the border on two sides of the figures. At the finished end of the textile, there is a yellow fringe attached to the red tapestry.

Narrative

Rosita Tovell's father was a collector of Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics. Rosita moved to Peru in the early 1960s, while her husband served as ambassador to Peru and Bolivia. During this time Rosita began to study and collect pre-Columbian Peruvian ceramics and textiles.

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