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Warp: white cotton, 12 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: sections of human and animal forms, highly conventionalized and set together to form a mosaic of yellow, brown, pink, deep pink, light and dark blue, green black and white. Along one side there is a band of plain yellow wool, with a small portion...

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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

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 15 15/16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.5 x 50.5 cm)

Accession Number

31.705

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes