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Weaver's workbasket and implements

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Basket contains 154 wooden spindles, picks, shed sticks, and bobbins (some wound with camelid fiber and some with cotton,\, /, /\); large skein of cotton plied with unidentified vegetal fiber; 16 loose painted wooden spindle whorls; unspun camelid fiber; ceramic dish; camelid or deer bone pick;...

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Gift of Charles H. White to MFA, 1902

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Gift of Charles H. White

Peruvian (Chancay), Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


32.5 x 13.7 x 9.5 cm (12 13/16 x 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Basket: plaited totora reeds split over canes; contents: wood, camelid fiber, cotton, ceramic, camelid or deer bone, chalk


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Tools & equipment