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Woman's Shawl (Lliqlla)

Arts of the Americas

In the Quechua-speaking community of Chinchero, men and women wear distinctive garments that identify them by gender and community. Large garments such as this shawl are woven in two parts—symmetrical opposites that are sewn together. Wide blue bands called pampakuna, or fields, are set apart by multi-striped panels filled with colorful geometric designs. Shawls with indigo-blue fields are characteristic of Chinchero women's garments.
MEDIUM Sheep wool, natural and synthetic(?) dyes
  • Place Made: Chinchero, Peru
  • DATES 2002
    DIMENSIONS 40 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. (102.9 x 113 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2002.62.9
    CREDIT LINE Frank Sherman Benson Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Sabina Choque Kjuiro (Quechua, Peruvian). Woman's Shawl (Lliqlla), 2002. Sheep wool, natural and synthetic(?) dyes, 40 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. (102.9 x 113 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 2002.62.9. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two piece shawl or llijlla woven with wide bands called pampakuna of indigo and multi-striped geometric panels at the sides of each section forming a double width central panel. Other colors are burgundy red, green, yellow white, black and purple. The tubular edge binding or ribete in burgundy with ojo de gato (or diamond shaped) lozenges in blue and white.
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