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Crimson wool warp ribbed cloth, each rib formed by two brown cotton threads covered by red wool, design brocaded with crimson wool, two shades of blue wool, two shades brown wool and cream white wool, band of rectangles with small stylized human figures.


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

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Wari-related, Late Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Nasca area, South Coast, Peru


Height x width: 6 5/16 x 10 1/4 in. (16 x 26 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; complementary weft weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts