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Carrying cloth (unkuna)

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A medium-sized carrying cloth (unkuna) with solid colored and geometric patterned stripes. Discontinuous warps, dovetailed at the center, create four quadrants.


Purchased in a textile market in Pisaq, Peru by Benno and Miriam Weisser-Varon, 1960s or 70s; Purchased by Equator Gallery, Boston, March 31, 2002; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Equator Gallery, Boston

Peruvian (Quechua), 19th century

Object Place

Pitumarka, Peru


Overall: 72 x 69 cm (28 3/8 x 27 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Camelid fiber warp-faced plain weave, discontinuous warps dovetailed at center, patterned with complementary warps


Textiles and Fashion Arts