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Piece of pale light brown coarse cotton cloth with warp stripes of two shades of blue cotton crossed by weft stripes of two shades of blue cotton almost covered by cotton warp, angular stylized birds brocaded with black and red wool.

Provenance

Fred Stern (dealer), New York; from Stern to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1952, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $90. (Accession Date: May 15, 1952)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Probably Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (20 x 26 cm)

Accession Number

52.1541

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with supplementary wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles