University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29875
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From a mummy
Length: 65cm
Width: 75cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1155A - Field No SF


With gobelin, transition

This textile, is described in detail in Vanstan's book, pg. 22-23. This textile is in poor condition, and fully opening the object was not done at this time for the IMLS survey, but will be done at a later date during conservation. The main section of the "poncho" is a crepe one-over-one weave. A narrow tapestry band 4cm (1.5 inches) is attached at the bottom in a whipstitch. This tapestry border has central warp wise band with repeating animal motifs in blue. On either side are two thin bands of color with the band along the edge having a 5 small square blocks of color (blue, red, yellow, red and then blue again). Color(s): Crepe main section is brown, but the applied tapestry edge (border) is red, brown, blue and yellow. The repetitive animal figures are blue and outlined in a purple-ish brown with yellow eyes. The blocks of color along the tapestry edge are blue, yellow and red.

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