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Bands of plain cotton and double cloth sewed together. Warp: brown, and white cotton. Design: broad stripes of alternating light and dark rectangles bearing diamond shaped four-headed birds enclosing conventionalized fish on which are smaller conventionalized birds; the same birds appear around...

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Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Chancay, Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


129.5 x 182.9 cm (51 x 72 in.) (detail shown)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave and double cloth


Textiles and Fashion Arts