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lliclas or manta
  • Doña Marcela Zuniga
    active: Peru
  • lliclas or manta, circa 1970–1979
  • Where object was made: Ccachin community, Lares district, Calca province, Cuzco region, Peru
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 110 x 100 cm
    Object Length/Width: 43 1/4 x 39 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0142

Woven square with two thick dark brown stripes and the remainder a light orange field with bands of decoration. The bands are mostly a variety of birds, but there are bands of geometric decoration interspersed. The decoration within a band may extend beyond a single stripe of color, and paired/mirror image decorations join in a center stripe and continue onto additional stripes of color. Two of the bands of geometric decoration have a predominant zigzag design with secondary diamond-based designs. There is a seam, stitched with red yarn, down the middle of the piece.