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Headcloth, Fragment

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Chancay
MEDIUM Cotton
  • Place Made: Central Coast, Peru
  • DATES 1000-1532
    PERIOD Late Horizon or Late Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 29 1/2 × 60 in. (74.9 × 152.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 29.1312.10
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Chancay. Headcloth, Fragment, 1000-1532. Cotton, 29 1/2 × 60 in. (74.9 × 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 29.1312.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.29.1312.10.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.29.1312.10.jpg., 2018
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gauze weave headcloth of beige-colored cotton with geometrical and figural (feline heads and birds) designs. One side with the zigzag patterns is wider than the other. Comprised of 3-4 panels. Condition: one hole at side. Size: adult or undetermined. Probable wearer: female or undetermined. Vertical cotton warp. Cotton weft. Cotton embroidery. Knotting (NK). Woven square mesh, embroidered (AR). 4 loom panels -twice as many as normal.
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    Chancay. <em>Headcloth, Fragment</em>, 1000-1532. Cotton, 29 1/2 × 60 in. (74.9 × 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 29.1312.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.29.1312.10.jpg)