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unkuña or inkuña (small square textile used to wrap bundles and as a carrying cloth)
  • Peru
  • unkuña or inkuña (small square textile used to wrap bundles and as a carrying cloth), early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Chucuito, Puno, Peru (Lake Titicaca region)
  • alpaca wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 81 x 67.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 7/8 x 26 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0138
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Woven square of alpaca wool. Mostly medium brown, but clusters of stripes in red, dark blue, light blue and white. Dark blue band around all four edges.

The dyes are as follows: sky blue, checche; pink and red, cochineal; blue, añil indigo.