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Strip of discolored cotton panels of tapestry sewed to each end. (It is questionable whether this is original condition.) Panel at one end with horizontal cotton warp threads with X-shaped cross formed by stripes, the middle one having a row of conventionalized birds, woven with crimson pink,...

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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

229 x 50 cm (90 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.70

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave; plain weave with supplementary weft floats; 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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