Woman's mantle (llijilla)

Peruvian (Quechua)
mid-20th century


Object Place: Pitumarca, Cusco, Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 86.4 x 76.2 cm (34 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

2005.323

Medium or Technique

Wool warp-faced plain weave patterned with complementary warps

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s shawl made of two loom widths joined horizontally at center and bound around edges; black panels flanked on either side with stripes of complementary warp patterning in blues, reds, creams, and browns

Provenance

Purchased by donor at antique market, Cusco, Peru, July 1976; Gift to the MFA, June 22, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka