Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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peis (cloth headcover)
  • unknown Moro maker
  • peis (cloth headcover), late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Kawa-Kawa village, near Zamboanga, Philippines
  • cotton, silk, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 89.5 x 88 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 1/4 x 34 5/8 in
  • Gift of Ray Wick
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3673
Label Text

The square of orange cotton cloth has, on one side, a pattern woven in silk thread that does not go through to the reverse side. It is a checkerboard pattern with chevrons of color in white, orange, light blue-green, fuscia, blue and yellow. Each box has a geometric pattern within that gives the color against the orange field.