Loin Cloth


From: Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I, Oldest Part

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29762
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Pachacamac | Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area Andean
Locus From a mummy buried deep
Section American
Materials Cotton | Wool
Technique Embroidered

Embroidery negative cat pattern in diagonal bands and one interlocking scroll. Hand stamped or painted in purple.

Plain cotton weave ground with embroidery in camelid yarn. The embroidered pattern is at a diagonal and is a "negative" cat pattern. All stitches of this embroidery is in one direction. Also appears to have a purple stamped design in a wave pattern, though this patterning is faded and unclear. Color(s): Off-white and dark brown.

Length 39 cm
Width 27 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 385C - Field No SF

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