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Fragment of a mantle (shawl). Horizontal rows with designs inside of them, trimmed with patterned bands along their bottom edges, across entire surface. Overlaying, woven fringe tabs hanging from bands. The design elements along the left and right sides- the patterns, band and fringe- are dark brown and the design elements in the middle are red. Step pattern inside of the light brown horizontal rows, with wave motifs inside of them. Bands have two lines of light brown through them. The upper line has a wave motif through it, done in red, and the bottom line is plain.


Collected in Peru before the 1970s by Ina VanStan, a Professor of Textiles and Clothing at the Florida State College for Women (Florida State University) from the 1940s to c. 1966. VanStan later gifted her collection to the donor. A large amount of the donation was used for teaching at the University of Alberta while others were mainly small study fragments.

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Done in tapestry weave.

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