University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29502
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bird Head
Length: 100 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2030 - Field No SF

Description

Loin cloth (or apron) with an embroidered pattern in diamonds with birds head center. Warp fringe. Loin clothes of this shape are worn by the fishers, on going out fishing; the cloth is put on beginning at the back. Patterned band, supplemental floats in orange and brown wool. Warp fringe. Waist band is a separate piece in a warp-faced plain weave stitched to top. Color(s): White cotton, and orange and brown camelid yarns.


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