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Brown cotton core with tubular needlecoiled fabric of wool. Design: narrow band of crimson with birds worked in green, blue, yellow neutral violet and orange, from which hang bell-shaped flowers worked in the same colors. Very brittle, twisted colored fringe preserved in places.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian, Early Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, about 200

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


Other (Height x width: part d): 5 x 15 cm (1 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Other (Height x width: part e): 8 x 9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.) Height x width: part c): 6 11/16 x 1 9/16 in. (17 x 4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool cross-knit looping


Textiles and Fashion Arts