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Tapestry: Cover

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Warp: cotton. Weft: wool. Design: Main field violet, powdered with flowers, animals and birds, including double-headed eagles (Hapsburg). The central panel of blue and red is sewed together through the middle as if the piece had been woven for a poncho. The ground of the main border is red.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, December 11, 1907.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian, Colonial, 17th century or later

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

189.5 x 167.5 cm (74 5/8 x 65 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.846

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and dovetailed tapestry with eccentric wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles