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painting on bark cloth
  • Bora peoples
  • painting on bark cloth, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Pebas ?, Peru
  • bark cloth, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 63 x 30 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 13/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 3/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret S. Hodges
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6889
Description

The small rectangular piece of bark cloth has a four-legged animal in the center, with a dark brown outline decorated with dark brown and yellow dots. The object behind the animal might be a boat with passengers. The boat is yellow with diagonal black lines and small circles at the top for people's heads. The wider rectangular border has light brown and dark brown triangles on short ends, yellow triangles with dark brown outlines and a dark brown chevron inside around the entire yellow border.