Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nicolas Yila Meza
    born 1975
    active: Peru
  • manta, 2008
  • Where object was made: Chahuaytire, near Pisac, Cuzco region, Peru
  • sheep wool, alpaca wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 98 x 93 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 9/16 x 36 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0150

Woven square with decorative edging in green yellow and black. Two woven pieces, stitched together in the middle. Each piece has a wide black stripe, wide purple stripe and two decorated stripes, giving the overall appearance of four decorated stripes. Each has a purple field, and a diamond based design in white. The decorated stripes are flanked by thin stripes of purple and black chevrons.

Black, green and white stars on the zigzag stitch to join the two pieces.