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Head tie with pendants

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Design: yellow conventionalized animals on a red ground. The bell-shaped ornaments have been woven with yellow and neutral yellow wool, forming a double cloth.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, about A.D. 300 (?)

Object Place

South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

a (left): 26 x 18 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.) b (right): 26.5 x 18 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Cord: 653 x .4 cm (257 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.248a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool, double oblique intertwined sprang with cross looping (pendants); warp-faced double cloth (cord)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes