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textile panel
  • Peru
  • textile panel, late 1800s–1991
  • Where object was made: Iquitos, Peru
  • cotton, paint, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 161 x 72 cm
    Object Length/Width: 63 3/8 x 28 3/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6601

The rectangular cotton textile has been dyed a very dark brown. The brown color is darker on the front side than on the back. Along the top edge there is a wide band of decorative thin stripes in black, red, and green. Below that is a large field that is painted with black crosses that are interconnected and have stepped edges and corners. Near the bottom is a wide decorative band of thin stripes in black, red, and green at the top and bottom and with a narrower band inside of an overweave pattern of interconnected diamonds and key shapes. Below the decorative band is another brown field painted with black cross patterns.