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Warp: cotton. Weft: wool and cotton. Design: step-sided zig-zag vertical stripes, ornamented with T-shaped, and fret motives, woven with dark reddish brown, white (cotton), olive drab, reddish purple, browninsh black, yellow and deep pink, partly outlined by long slits. Border across...

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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


Overall: 45 x 32 cm (17 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton slit tapestry weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts