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Poncho Fragment

Object Number:29610
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: From the loosened soil
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 123 cm
Width: 48 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:260 - Field No SF

Description

Plain weave with wide tapestry border with narrow weft fringe. Appliqued tapestry and pile weave medallions (heads with fringed tapestry headdress simulating feather headdress) set on sidewise in two rows.

Fragment of poncho consists of both a plain weave section and some tapestry elements. There are tapestry medallions (crescent shaped with short fringe) repeated across the poncho. There is also a tapestry segment that has a lobster design. Short fringe along edge. Color(s): Brownish (most likely undyed) plain weave. Tapestry elements are green, red, brown and yellow.

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