Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • saddlebag, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Bambamarca, Peru
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 112 x 43 cm
    Object Length/Width: 44 1/8 x 16 15/16 in
  • Gift of Julian Holtzman
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6695

The saddlebags are made from a long rectangle of woven cotton that are turned up at either end to make two pockets. It is white with wide stripes of small black and white checkerboard with three solid black stripes on either side. There are two thin solid black stripes between each cluster. There are two pompoms in black, white, red, and green.