Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall hanging
  • unknown maker from Peru
  • wall hanging, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • wool yarn, wood?, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 115 x 60 cm
    Object Height/Width: 45 1/4 x 23 5/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6762

The rectangular wall hanging has wooden rods enclosed at the top or bottom. It has three rows of decoration, otherwise the brown warp fibers are left exposed and unwoven. The top row has two light brown mountains and a white llama in the center. The second row has a white house with a purple side and a light red roof and door and prickly pear cactus in light brown. The bottom row has a large white llama and a human figure wearing a light brown hat, a light red top, and dark trousers.

There is a brown string for hanging and brown and white tassels at either corner on the bottom.