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Shades of light brown, dark brown, blue and cream colored cotton woven in four separate panels, joined to match exactly in a technique known as "mosaic" weaving: each color area shows separate warp as well as weft. Geometric design of two anthropomorphic beings placed side by side and appearing...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA from John Wise, Ltd., 15 East 69th Street, New York, New York, May 12, 1965.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

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

Object Place

North Coast, Peru

Dimensions

147 x 214 cm (57 7/8 x 84 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.599

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave discontinuous (interlocked) warps and (interlocked and dovetailed) wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles