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Design: (formed by contrast of brown cloth and white cloth) conventionalized human faces surrounded by curling rays, framed by rectangular lattice decorated by fret design. The patterned area connects two plain pieces of cloth, one brown, one white, which lie on top of each other.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 5/8 x 38 3/4 in. (27 x 98.5 cm)

Accession Number

10.268

Medium or Technique

Cotton double cloth; one mend in cross-knit loop-stitch

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes