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chumpi (belt or strap)
  • Peru
  • chumpi (belt or strap), mid 1900
  • Where object was made: Iehuña, Moquequa, Peru
  • alpaca wool, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 197 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 77 9/16 x 2 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0141

A man’s belt in natural alpaca colors. Narrow strap with braided fringes and yarn tassels on both ends. Light field with dark animal figures: variety of birds, fish, monkey?, horse, and bull. Thick borders in three bands of brown and grey triangles.