Arts of the Americas
Cotton, camelid fiber
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Gift of Ernest Erickson
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Coastal Wari (attrib by Nobuko Kajatani, 1993). Mantle, Fragment, 600-1000 C.E. Cotton, camelid fiber, 6 5/16 x 13 in. (16 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ernest Erickson, 70.177.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 70.177.11_cropped_bw_IMLS.jpg)
overall, 70.177.11_cropped_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 12/0/1944
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Textile fragment, probably from a mantle, with a tapestry-woven band decorated with 4 1/2 multicolored birds in squares surrounded by a red plain-weave ground. The cotton warps are doubled.
Size: adult. Probable wearer: male or undetermined. Field: vertical cotton warp. Cotton weft. Predominantly warp-faced plain weave. Border: cotton warp. Camelid fiber weft-faced plain weave with grouped warps. Reinforced tapestry weave. Camelid fiber edge embellishment may be an ancient repair.
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