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wall hanging
  • Peru
  • wall hanging, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • wool yarn, wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 118 x 59 cm
    Object Height/Width: 46 7/16 x 23 1/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6763

The rectangular wall hanging has wooden rods enclosed at the top or bottom. It is solid brown at the top and bottom with a thin row of dark brown, white, and pink. It has three rows of decoration, otherwise the brown warp fibers are left exposed and unwoven. The top row has a sitting figure with his arms and legs extended in front of his body. He is wearing a green hat, pink top, and brown trousers. He is looking toward a green triangle with a white tip, possibly a mountain. It is divided from the next field by a narrow stripe of light purple, white, and pink. The second row has a white llama with a standing woman. She is wearing a green hat and shawl, a white blouse, and a light orange skirt. It is divided from the bottom field by a thin row of pink, white, and orange. The bottom row has a light brown llama and a white and pink house with a dark brown roof.

It has a brown string for hanging. There are brown, white, green, and pink tassels at either corner on the bottom.