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Strip of white cotton with panels of tapestry sewed to each end. (It is questionable whether this is original condition.) Panel at one end with vertical cotton warp, and horizontal stripes having conventionalized birds woven with red and three shades of yellow wool. Narrow bands of braiding at...

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Provenance

Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 64 3/4 x 16 1/8 in. (164.5 x 41 cm)

Accession Number

78.69

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool; plain weave, slit tapestry, complimentary weft weave with outlining and weft substitution (Note: probably a composite)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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