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small bag
  • Bolivia
  • small bag, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • alpaca wool, knitting
  • Object Height/Width: 24 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 9 7/16 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Allen Sterling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6903

The small "U" shaped bag is light brown with dark brown edges. It has horizontal bands of decoration. The center band has two llamas or alpacas with dark brown horizontal stripes. The top band of decoration has white rectangles on a black field and a band below that has a brown field with white diamond-like outlines. The band below the alpacas has a white net-like design over a brown field and the bottom band has white rectangles on a black field. It has the same design on both sides.