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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts