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Cap embroidered with brown wool and gilt-metallic yarn in floral, animal, and geometric motifs.

Provenance

Collected by Benn Weisser-Varron in Peru during the 1960s; Purchased at Equator Gallery, Boston, by the MFA, December 18, 2002

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange

Peruvian, 18th century

Object Place

Cusco, Peru

Dimensions

Overall (measured flat): 78.7 x 20 cm (31 x 7 7/8 in.) Other (cap height without lappets): 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.627

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes