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Ground: light brown cotton. Design: conventionalized human figures in vertical stripe between lines of geometric bird heads. The figures are crimson outlined with dark brown, or dark brown outlined with crimson, the costumes and ornaments are bluish green, blue, neutral yellow and lavender.


MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Peruvian (Huarmey), Late Middle Horizon–early Late Intermediate, A.D. 500–1476

Object Place

Huarmey, North-Central Coast, Peru


Height x width: 4 5/16 x 9 7/16 in. (11 x 24 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with supplementary wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts