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Textile Fragment

Object Number:29672
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2068 - Field No SF


Delicate gobelin border with mythological figures. In 4 pieces, very brittle.

Very fine tapestry weave border strips (fragments of). This piece has at least 4 readable fragments of any size and multiple other small bits. One of the fragments has a "knitted" strip. The design is a mythological figure. Weft fringe. Evidence that this border was attached to a "crepe" piece (small fragment of "crepe" piece still attached). Color(s): Brown, red, pink, white, yellow, blue (?) and black.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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