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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

16.37a-e

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool cross-knit looping

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles