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Woman's mantle

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Warp: cotton. Weft: wool, and a little cotton. Design: two broad purple stripes powdered with small fish, animals, birds, siren figures, and conventionalized flowers and foliage. Woven with light blue, red and yellow wool, and a little white cotton, and narrow stripes with geometric patterns...

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Purchased by donor in 1897. Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, October, 1897.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian, Colonial, 16th–17th century

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95.5 x 127.5 cm (37 5/8 x 50 3/16 in.)

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Cotton and wool interlocked tapestry with eccentric welts and weft floats; overstitching; metal-wrapped thread attached


Textiles and Fashion Arts