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Woman's mantle (llijilla)

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Woman's shawl made of two loom widths joined horizontally at center and bound around edges; black panels flanked on either side with stripes of complementary warp patterning in blues, reds, creams, and browns


Purchased by donor at antique market, Cusco, Peru, July 1976; Gift to the MFA, June 22, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka

Peruvian (Quechua), mid-20th century

Object Place

Pitumarca, Cusco, Peru


Overall: 86.4 x 76.2 cm (34 x 30 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool warp-faced plain weave patterned with complementary warps


Textiles and Fashion Arts