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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Textile; large fragment; camelid weft (also warp?); weft-faced plain weave with tapestry; complementary weft patterning in design squares; discontinous wefts; rectangular grid layout of design; colour-patterned rectangles; four rows of double-headed serpent motifs with appendages, which are superimposed on chessboard backgrounds with protruding rectangular tabs- all colour-patterned. Red, green, indigo and cream.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1430-1660
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 65 centimetres
    • Width: 103 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    R.T. Zuidema studied this piece and noted its calendrical signifiance.

    See Frame, M. 1997-8, 'Chuquibamba: a highland textile style', The Textile Museum Journal 1997-998: 2-47.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquisition details unknown.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number



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