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poncho for a small boy
  • Luisa Flores Mamani
    active: Peru
  • poncho for a small boy, 2004
  • Where object was made: Accha Alta, Cuzco region, Peru
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 39 x 82 cm height is folded
    Object Height/Width: 15 3/8 x 32 1/4 in height is folded
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0143

Woven square with short fringe and border on all four sides. Made from stitching two rectangles together with purple yarn, and leaving a portion unstitched for a neck hole. The overall decoration is a white field with a purple diamond based design. Green stripes through the diamonds and between bands of decoration.

Corners are "rounded" by folding in and sewing down a small triangle.