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ch’usilla, tari, unkuña
  • Peru
  • ch’usilla, tari, unkuña, circa 1930–1949
  • Where object was made: Puno region, Peru
  • alpaca wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 96.5 x 94 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 x 37 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0136

Large square woven cloth. Primarily grey with brown on either end and light red and dark red stripes. The widest light red stripe in the middle has three jaguar-like creatures and clusters of triangles. The stripe is flanked by thin lines of dark blue, red, yellow, green, and dark red. Two medium thick light red stripes have clusters of triangles and bird-like creatures. Stripe is flanked with green, dark red, white, dark blue, and light red. Thick dark red stripes near edge have clusters of triangles, two bird-like designs and one jaguar-like design. It is flanked with thin stripes of dark blue, dark red, yellow, green, and light red. Thin band of red between each thick stripe.