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Ground: dark brown wool. Design: row of birds each with something in its beak, worked with wool in crewel stitch. The ground is worked solidly in crimson, the birds in blue, green, yellow, dark purple, and black (almost rotted out). Along one edge a row of crimson tabs, on the other a...

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Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian, early Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, 0–A.D. 200

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


Height x width: 1 3/8 x 23 1/16 in. (3.5 x 58.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


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