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Poncho

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Mapuche chief's poncho possibly of niminmaku type, i.e. woven with complementary warp-patterning here seen in five patterned bands that alternate with bands of warp-faced plain weave: a central band in a stepped-cross pattern with bird motifs at the neck opening; inner flanking bands in a...

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Provenance

Purchased from Andres Moraga by the MFA, 1995

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Chilean (Mapuche culture), 1850–80

Object Place

Chile

Dimensions

142 x 140 cm (55 7/8 x 55 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 142.0 x 140.0 cm

Accession Number

1995.88

Medium or Technique

Wool warp-faced plain weave with complementary warp patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes