Cloth weaving (warp pattern)

Bolivian
19th century


Dimensions

99.2 x 67.5 cm (39 1/16 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.459

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Carrying cloth, made of two pieces sewed together. Warp: wool, in colors to form pattern. Weft: dark brown wool covered by warp. Design: stripes of dark blue, dark neutral violet, and reddish violet, some stripes figured with birds and geometric ornament woven with white wool. Narrow blue band with reddish violet fringe sewed around edge.

Provenance

Said to come from Aymará (Colla) Indians.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection