University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29855
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I, Oldest Part
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 113.03cm
Width: 190.5cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1054 - Field No SF

Description

roughly sewed together from a poncho, plain with striped loom weave border and center panel of brown and white loom weave. A piece of cloth with embroidered men - part of the cloth 29645

There are 5 distinct sections to this piece, all hemmed together. Function is not clear. Two large plain weave cotton pieces (with striped borders) are joined together by a center looser weave section. Along the edges of the striped sections are added strings and handles (in a knit-like structure). One additional string is noted and attached on one side of one the plain weave sections. Color(s): Main two sections are an off-white (dark beige), but edging along these sections are striped in dark brown, red, blue and yellow. The middle looser weave section is a rose and beige colored repetitive design (in a brick-like pattern). Also, one section that was joined to just one side has a repetitive "little men" design. .


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