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Textile; portion of very large mantle; camelid warp and weft; geometric design plan; rows of squares of complementary weft weave(?) featuring interlocked serrated elements (serpents?) with colour-patterned squareish tabs on gridded, colour-patterned tapestry background Red, green, indigo and cream.
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Length: 48.50 centimetres
Width: 57.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register addition "Peru".
Register addition "Ica" Register addition "Tiahuanaco".
See Frame, M. 1997-8, 'Chuquibamba: a highland textile style', The Textile Museum Journal 1997-998: 2-47.
Stone-Miller, R. 1992 'To Weave for the Sun: Ancient Andean textiles in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston', Boston, Massachusetts: Museum of Fine Arts (1994, London: Thames and Hudson); pl.62, p.171 - comparable design layout.
R.T.Zuidema studied this piece, noting its calendrical significance.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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