Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • mat, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 191 x 113 cm
    Object Length/Width: 75 3/16 x 44 1/2 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5096

The large rectangular mat was apparently woven in two strips and sewn together. It has light natural stripes and brown stripes with thin dark brown stripes between. Each panel has a light blue stripe down the center with a thin red stripe along the lateral edge.