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Border cut from a rectangular collar (esclavina). Ground: a little deep yellow cotton remains, to which are sewed scraps of dark green cotton. Design: worked with wool, snakes twisted in pairs, eating small animals, with other animals framed by the twisting snakes. The ground of the border is...

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Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Peruvian (Nasca), Early Intermediate, Phase 1, 0–A.D. 100

Object Place

Nasca area, South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (68 x 47 cm)

Accession Number

31.699

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes