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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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Provenance

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

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

60.253

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes