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Fragment of a cord

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On core formed by several twisted threads of dark brown wool, or bast, is wound a single row of yellow wool or bask pile secured by braiding. The effect is that of thick velvet. Probably used as ornament for costume.


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 (South Coast), Late Middle Horizon or early Late Intermediate, A.D. 500–1476

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


2 x 42 cm (13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool knotted net base with pile


Textiles and Fashion Arts