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embroidered skirt
  • Peru
  • embroidered skirt, 1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • wool, cotton, cord, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 80 x 124 cm
    Object Height/Width: 31 1/2 x 48 13/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5451

The blue wool skirt has a wide unbelached cotton band at the top and a heavily embroidered band at the hem. It has a white cord at the waist, possibly a drawsting.

The embroidery has a light colored goat with brown spots, a deer with antlers, a bird with red wings, a red and bright pink striped bird and two small brown deer or goats with light spots. The animals are scattered in a dense amount of flowers and leaves in pink, red, yellow and green. The skirt has a serrated hemline.