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Face: tapestry, cotton warp, 7 to cm; weft, wool and a little cotton, main color crimson, with dark brown band across forehead decorated with wavy white (cotton) lines, eyes and mouth, dark brown wool and white cotton, gray and yellow decorations on cheeks, nose crimson wool in raised stitches. ...

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Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper

Peruvian (Rimac), Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


40 x 12.7 cm (15 3/4 x 5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry (face), braid (belt), wrapping over reeds (limbs)


Textiles and Fashion Arts