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loom set up for weaving a ticlla unkuña
  • Gladys Montes Espinoza
    active: Peru
  • loom set up for weaving a ticlla unkuña, 2009
  • Where object was made: Pitumarca, Cuzco region, Peru
  • alpaca wool, wood, bamboo, llama leg bone, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: a 115 x 54.5 cm length including strap
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 45 1/4 x 21 7/16 in length including strap
    Object Length: b 16 cm
    Object Length: b 6 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0148.a,b

Loom with a partially woven textile (2009.0148.a). There are ten pieces of wood and one piece of bamboo with yarns wrapped around them. Braided yarn in brown, tan and off white knotted on one end of the top piece of wood, and knotted at the free end, and once in the middle, creating a loop.

Broken piece of llama leg bone (2009.0148.b) used for tightening the weave.