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Featherwork tunic front

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Front of a sleeveless tunic. Rows of natural colored feathers - blue, orange, yellow, white, black - knotted on cotton cords which are couched down on a plain weave cotton foundation fabric. Pattern shows two anthropomorphic figures, a row of heads and a band of stepped squares. The base of...

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Purchased by MFA from John Wise, Ltd., 15 East 69th Street, New York, New York, April 14, 1960.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Peruvian, A.D. 400–800

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99.5 x 98.5 cm (39 3/16 x 38 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave ( 2 pieces stitched together vertically), embroidered with feathers


Textiles and Fashion Arts