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Destruccíon de la Empresa3289/63
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Wooden panel covered in plaster or gesso and painted. Tabla shows men in military camouflage, raiding the Empresa Comunal de Sarhua, the community centre at Sarhua, which held community records and cultural knowledge. The image also shows residents from Sarhua (‘Shining Path’ supporters?) climbing a fence to escape the State military - known as Sinchis. The people watching the destruction of the Empresa Comunal are visibly shocked and saddened. They argue amongst themselves. US trained Peruvian counterterrorist police are shown looting and destroying the autonomous community building at Sarhua.

Culture
Peruvian
Made in
Sarhua, Ayacucho, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Enfermedad3289/66
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Wooden panel covered in plaster or gesso and painted. Tabla shows the village square in Sarhua. People in traditional Ayacuchan dress stand in a large circle, listening and applauding a group of people holding rifles and red flags decorated with the hammer and sickle. There is a short text in Spanish explaining the episode in the Maoist ‘Shining Path’ armed conflict. The Shining Path insurgents make promises of much needed economic help. Initially the terrorists were met with support from the local communities in Ayacucho.

Culture
Peruvian
Made in
Sarhua, Ayacucho, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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House Post3289/60
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Painted house beam. Object is a slice of a tree trunk, covered in white plaster on the front, with the bark left on the back. The part that has been plastered is painted with natural pigments. The beam would be read bottom to top. At the bottom is one of the patron saints; San Juan Bautista. In phrases divided by various patterns, such as flowers and llamas, the beam depicts a range of daily activities such as sowing seeds and weaving. The persons represented are named in writing. At the top of the beam is the sun.

Culture
Peruvian
Made in
Sarhua, Ayacucho, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Textile3295/46
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Woven table runner with bands of solid colours and repeating designs running down the length of the textile. From the centre band of orange, repeating on each side: medium pink, red, light green, dark green, and then band of repeating rectangles of light blue and light purple with various animals designs, bordered with thin bands of white with a brown wave throughout. Then yellow, pink, brown. The edge of the textile is finished with embroidered diamonds.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
wool fibre and dye
Made in
Cuzco, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Poncho3295/45
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Poncho composed of two rectangular pieces of woven fabric, sewn together on one edge with a head hole at centre. Short knotted fringe lines both sides. Two horizontal bands decorate both front and back; a thin band near top, and thick band near the bottom. The garment slightly tapers in.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
fibre
Made in
Cuzco, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Blanket3295/42
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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.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
wool fibre
Made in
Chinchero, Cuzco, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bag3295/49
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Small finely woven square bag. Body composed of two squares, stitched together on three sides, a long thin rectangular strap and three brown, black and white pompoms evenly spaced along the bottom of the bag. The body of the bag is black, with three bands of brown, grey and black lines and designs running vertical. The strap is black and brown with a brown line dotted by white running down the centre line.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
camelid wool fibre ?, wool fibre and dye
Made in
Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Textile3295/48
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Small square finely woven textile with a tassel of light and dark brown extending from each corner. The band through the centre features a geometric design in dark brown on light brown, with a contrasting strip through the centre in medium brown and purple. Bordered by solid grey bands, and then a smaller band of a broken zigzag pattern. The remaining textile is light brown.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
sheep wool fibre and dye
Made in
Cuzco, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Carrying Band3295/51
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Rectangular woven textile with two braided ties extending out on either side. The textile is composed of multiple pieces of weaving, stitched together. The two main rectangular pieces are attached along the edges with loop-stitching, leaving a small opening at the centre along a long edge. One side is solid brown except for stripes of red and dark blue running horizontal. The reverse side is three embroidered squares with geometric patterns, divided by solid bands of red.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
wool fibre and dye
Made in
Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Textile3295/47
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Long woven table runner. Down the centre and running the length of the textile, a wide band of diamond designs in dark brown, light grey and white. Then, bands of pink, and then edged with thinner bands of grey-green. The edges are finished with embroidered diamond designs.

Culture
Peruvian
Material
wool fibre and dye
Made in
Cuzco, Peru
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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