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Warp: cotton. Weft: wool and cotton, 16-28 per cm. Design: conventionalized birds closely covering surface, alternate rows, horizontally, face in opposite directions. Birds woven with deep pink, two shades of blue, olive drab, dark green, dark purple, and white (cotton) on yellow ground. ...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

77.2 x 40 cm (30 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

10.266

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton slit tapestry with wrapped warps and woven fringe

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes