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Warp: light brown cotton, 7 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: diagonal bands of interlocking birds woven with yellow, neutral pinkish violet, brown, and bluish black wool. The lower part of the panel divided into six separate panels joined on the bottom by long neutral wool fringe. Sewed on top to...

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Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Peruvian, Probably Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


Height x width: 23 5/8 x 27 15/16 in. (60 x 71 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry weave with eccentric weft outlining; plain weave (tie)


Textiles and Fashion Arts