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  • Peru
  • poncho, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: probably Chiclayo, Peru
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 178.5 x 139 cm height measured while unfolded
    Object Height/Width: 70 1/4 x 54 3/4 in height measured while unfolded
  • Gift of Julian Holtzman
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6945

The square poncho is made from two strips of cloth with a hole left in the center seam for the head. It is white with three clusters of thin black stripes. There is white binding at the edge around the hole for the head.