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Tapestry border fragments

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Warp: cotton, in groups of three, 9 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: highly conventionalized figures, one on each side fragment, with elaborate headdresses, and bearing staffs, woven with neutral violet, light yellow, light blue, brown, black and red wool, on pinkish red ground. Geometric borders...

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MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Wari-related, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably Central-North Coast, Peru


a (right): 19.1 x 18.4 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.) b (not pictured): 18.7 x 18.1 cm (7 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool interlocked tapestry with eccentric wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts