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Warp: cotton, 12 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: seven rectangles forming vertical stripe, with alternating grounds of crimson and neutral yellow. In each rectangle a pair of angularly conventionalized bird-headed figures, between them a staff, above a fish, woven with dark green, brown, lighter...

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Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian, Lambayeque, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Lambayeque, North Coast, Peru


75 x 10 cm (29 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and slit tapestry; intermittent weft-loop fringe (left side); edge binding


Textiles and Fashion Arts