Cap with "hair"
Probably Middle Horizon
Object Place: Peru, South Coast
Height x width: 22 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (56 x 21 cm)
Medium or Technique
Wool simple looping (cap); twisted threads ("hair")
Not On View
Cap worked solidly with coarse wool in stitch similar to needlepoint lace with conventional designs, possibly two headed bird, in neutral yellow, heavily outlined with black, on a reddish-orange ground, on top of the cap pale neutral yellow; edged with narrow bands of neutral yellow and reddish-orange, dark brown braid fringe to simulate hair knotted onto sides and back of cap.
Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund