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Warp: cotton. Weft: cotton and wool. Design: a conventionalized human figure with large head, annular ear ornaments and a conical headdress surmounted by a flaring ornament. The figure is woven with yellow wool, with accents of red and white wool, tied at regular intervals by four paired...

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Provenance

Gift of Henrietta Page to MFA, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page

Peruvian (Chimu), Probably Late Horizon, A.D. 1476–1534

Object Place

North Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 19 5/16 x 9 1/16 in. (49 x 23 cm)

Accession Number

11.26

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with supplementary wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles