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Medicine Bag

Object Number:29814
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From the loosened soil
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Bast Fiber
Length: 6.99 cm
Width: 6.99 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:315K - Field No SF

Description

Plain. Strung together on a fine cord. Blue and yellow; yellow; white and brown.

Four small plain weave pouches. Two of the pouches have different colored warp and weft yarns (off-white/tan warp on both with dark tan weft on one and blue/green weft on the other). One of the remaining pouches is dark brown and the other is white. The pouches are stitched along the weft selvedges and are all joined together with a plant fiber cord. The catalogue card identifies them as "medicine pouches" and they appear to have some contents. Color(s): Brown, white, yellow, tan, and blue/green.

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