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Mantle, Fragment

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Cotton, camelid fiber
  • Place Made: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 600–1000
    PERIOD Pre-Columbian
    DIMENSIONS 6 5/16 x 13 in. (16 x 33 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 70.177.11
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ernest Erickson
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Textile fragment, probably from a mantle, with a tapestry-woven band decorated with 4 1/2 multicolored birds in squares surrounded by a red plain-weave ground. The cotton warps are doubled. Condition: fair. Size: adult. Probable wearer: male or undetermined. Field: vertical cotton warp. Cotton weft. Predominantly warp-faced plain weave. Border: cotton warp. Camelid fiber weft-faced plain weave with grouped warps. Reinforced tapestry weave. Camelid fiber edge embellishment may be an ancient repair.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Coastal Wari (attrib by Nobuko Kajatani, 1993). Mantle, Fragment, 600–1000. Cotton, camelid fiber, 6 5/16 x 13 in. (16 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ernest Erickson, 70.177.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 70.177.11_cropped_bw_IMLS.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 70.177.11_cropped_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 12/0/1944
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