Weaver's workbasket and implements

Peruvian (Chancay)
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

32.5 x 13.7 x 9.5 cm (12 13/16 x 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.680

Medium or Technique

Basket: plaited totora reeds split over canes; contents: wood, camelid fiber, cotton, ceramic, camelid or deer bone, chalk

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Basket contains 154 wooden spindles, picks, shed sticks, and bobbins (some wound with camelid fiber and some with cotton,, /, /\); large skein of cotton plied with unidentified vegetal fiber; 16 loose painted wooden spindle whorls; unspun camelid fiber; ceramic dish; camelid or deer bone pick; spine needle; two pieces of chalk.

Provenance

Gift of Charles H. White to MFA, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Charles H. White