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llama figure
  • Peru
  • llama figure, early 1900s–1991
  • Where object was made: Chancay, Peru
  • wood, yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 22.5 x 8 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6302

The llama figure has a wooden armature wrapped with thin yarn to make the shape. The llama is red with brown detail and the legs are striped with red and dark blue. There are red and pink tassels on the llama's head. The woven blanket on the back of the llama has a geometric design in brown, pink, and light natural color. The sides are left in loose strips rather than fringe.