Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • jacket, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: between Cusco and Puno, Peru
  • wool, plastic, metal, cotton?, metal thread, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 40.5 x 129 cm width is cuff to cuff
    Object Height/Width: 15 15/16 x 50 13/16 in width is cuff to cuff
  • Gift of Julian Holtzman
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6694

The short jacket is made from red wool. It has no collar. The cuffs are black. The edging around the neck, down the placket, around the bottom and at the top of each cuff is a band of wool in blocks of yellow, dark green, pink, dark purple, and red with white diamonds over the top. Rickrack detail is on each cuff in light red with white, blue with white, and off-white with metallic gold. There are three plastic white buttons on a diagonal. The plant-like design in black wool is outlined in green cord. There is white rickrack down the center and eight white plastic buttons forming two diamond shapes. The design is framed with rickrack in white, blue, and yellow. There is a black wool elbow patch with the same edging, and rickrack in white and light red with white. The front of the jacket has the same cactus-like design on either side of the opening, emerging from square black patch pockets with the same edging and rickrack decoration as the elbow patches. There is a "V" shape in seven white buttons on each pocket. There is white with metallic gold rickrack around the neck, down either side of the opening and at the front bottom of the jacket. There are three more bands of rickrack along the front and bottom in white, dark blue with white and metallic gold, and white and metallic gold. There are five white buttons down either side of the opening on the front. There are six pairs of hooks and eyes for the closure.