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Possibly used as a headwrap or sash. Dark reddish purple ground of open plain weave. Central stripe of plain weave discontinuous interlocked warp and weft, in which the wefts and warps travel only as far as the pattern requires. In stripe, stepped-fret design woven in yellow, turquoise, red and...

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Purchased by MFA from John Wise, Ltd., 15 East 69th Street, New York, New York, November, 12, 1964.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, about A.D. 300–500 (?)

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


111.8 x 177.8 cm (44 x 70 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton plain weave; plain weave discontinuous interlocked warp and weft (center strip); slit tapestry (border)


Textiles and Fashion Arts