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Warp: neutral brown cotton. Weft: wool, 29 to 36 to cm. Design: geometric motifs, human hands and puma heads in geometric compartments on different colored grounds. The colors are neutral yellow, crimson, neutral violet, pinkish violet, bluish green, dark brown and cream white.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 11/16 x 21 1/16 in. (22 x 53.5 cm)

Accession Number

21.2566

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles