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Fragment of a mantle or shroud. Rectangular in shape and made up of two panels with different patterns. First panel, on left side, has vertical stripe pattern across surface. Stripes alternate between light blue-grey and light grey-brown. Designs on blue stripes are geometric and done in dark blue. Designs on light grey-brown stripes are diagonal rows with alternating patterns of interlocking snakes and waves. Motifs coloured dark brown, and snakes are done in an abstract geometric style. Second panel, on right side, is plain light grey-brown. Panels stitched together with same coloured thread.

Specific Techniques

First panel done in alternating float weave, turned. Second panel done in warp-predominant plain weave.


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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