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Fragment of border (two pieces sewed together). Warp: cotton, 7 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: interlocking angular bird's heads, in tawny yellow, black, and bluish black with pink outlines. Narrow pink, violet and tawny yellow stripes above and below. Yellow tab fringe tipped with dark brown....

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Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

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

Object Place

Probably Central Coast, Peru


20.4 x 105.5 cm (8 1/16 x 41 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton slit tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts