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pampanilla skirt
  • Shipibo-Conibo peoples
  • pampanilla skirt, 1998
  • Where object was made: Pucallpa/Peruvian Amazon, Peru
  • cotton, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 93.5 x 67 cm
    Object Length/Width: 36 3/4 x 26 3/8 in
  • Gift of Bartholomew Dean and Michelle McKinley
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4022
Description

The rectangular skirt is made from coarse black cotton cloth, also called tocuyo. There are thin white lines down each of the long sides, and golden yellow zig zag lines also down each of the long sides. The main embroidered panel is bordered in bright pink. The field of the main embroidery panel is made up of white stepped lines and there are intertwined and curved green designs that make up the primary design elements. At the ends of the green design elements there are numerous small triangles and squares in red, yellow, orange, purple, and blue.

The skirt has been framed in a dark brown frame with glass. The background is dark green. It is currently still in the frame.