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Finely hand woven blanket composed of three separately woven pieces which have been stitched together. The blanket is divided into seven wide bands of solid colours running down the length. At centre is a wide band of gold yellow, then on either side is a deep red, then beige, and then a deep brownish-purple on the outer edges.

History Of Use

The donor was told it was a replica of a ceremonial death blanket, of a type that was once found covering a mummified Aztec girl.


Small folded tag from the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco attached with maker's name.

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