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Headband from cap, of crimson tapestry joined in the middle of the back by needlepoint stitches, crimson ground (cotton warp, wool weft), with angular stylized figures including staff bearers, woven with neutral green, brown, blue, cream, white, and yellow wool, edges bound with polychrome wool...

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Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Wari-related, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably North Coast, Peru


Height x circumference: 10.1 x 49.7 cm (4 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton slit tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts