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chumpi (woven strap)
  • Peru
  • chumpi (woven strap), circa 1930
  • Where object was made: Pampamarka, Apurimac, Peru
  • wool, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 312 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 122 13/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0140

Long narrow strap with a loop at each end. The field is a dark brown stripe flanked with tan, and decorated with diamonds in the pallay pattern, intended to look like a snake. The borders are blocks of dark brown and medium brown. The loops at the end are black with short light brown stripes.