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Cap with human-hair braids

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Cap with human-hair braids. A wig-like headgear consisting of a cap of natural brown camelid yarn worked in looping, from which falls a series of long human-hair braids (oblique interlacing), the lower 10 inches of which are wrapped with dyed camelid yarns to form a pattern of stepped triangles....

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Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, and Susan Cornelia Warren Fund

Peruvian (South Coast, Middle Horizon), about A.D. 400–800

Object Place

Middle Horizion, South Coast, Peru


Height x width: 97 x 60.5 cm (38 3/16 x 23 13/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Camelid fiber, human hair, plant material; looping, oblique interlacing, wrapping


Textiles and Fashion Arts