Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall hanging
  • Bolivia
  • wall hanging, late 1800s–1970
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • alpaca wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 106 x 53.5 cm height includes tassles
    Object Height/Width: 41 3/4 x 21 1/16 in height includes tassles
  • Gift of Arleen Purcell
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6614

The rectangular panel has white field and a standing figure in the center. He has a light brown head, torso, and arms. There is a gray band around the face with "rays" in gray, light brown, and dark gray. There is a black extension with a trapezoid at the top of the head. A lighter brown rectangle crosses the middle of the body with three white triangles and two brown trapezoids. The figure has black legs and light brown feet. The black hands blend into the dark border with variations in color between brown and gray. The long edges have triangles. There are white tassels at the top and light brown edging and tassels at the bottom.