University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29497
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Beneath The Temple
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Found with a mummy.
Length: 51cm
Width: 112cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1182A - Field No SF


This poncho has decorative stripes. The plain weave is warp-dominant. Two-web construction. Additional supplementary elements are added for designs within stripes. Warp striping. At the bottom of the center seam is an additional "vent" or opening. Mentioned in Vanstan's "Textiles from Beneath…" book, pg. 24-25 (fig. 18 a,b) Color(s): Large red stripes between multi-colored stripes (predominately brown, yellow, red and green). .

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