Carrying cloth (unkuna)

Peruvian (Quechua)
19th century


Object Place: Pitumarka, Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 72 x 69 cm (28 3/8 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.286

Medium or Technique

Camelid fiber warp-faced plain weave, discontinuous warps dovetailed at center, patterned with complementary warps

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

A medium-sized carrying cloth (unkuna) with solid colored and geometric patterned stripes. Discontinuous warps, dovetailed at the center, create four quadrants.

Provenance

Purchased in a textile market in Pisaq, Peru by Benno and Miriam Weisser-Varon, 1960s or 70s; Purchased by Equator Gallery, Boston, March 31, 2002; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Equator Gallery, Boston