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Loosely woven dark brown wool, with design of rectangles embroidered with abstract interlocking birds heads with blue, yellow, and pink wool, braided fringe across bottom, of wool in same colors.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, Phase 9, about A.D. 500

Object Place

South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 54.6 x 20.3cm (21 1/2 x 8in.) Other (Curatorial): 54.6 x 20.3cm (21 1/2 x 8in.)

Accession Number

52.481

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave ground cloth with embroidery in running stitch; plaited fringe; needle-knit edging

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