Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • pillow, late 1800s–early 2000s
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, cloth?, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 37.5 x 23.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4874

The small rectangular pillow is possibly stuffed with cloth. The exterior of the pillow is woven from fine plant fiber strings. Light natural stripes alternate with darker brown. The stripes are parallel to the long axis of the rectangle.