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axsu (women's garment)
  • Ernesto Baca Huanman
    active: Peru
  • axsu (women's garment), 2008
  • Where object was made: Chinchero, Cuzco region, Peru
  • sheep wool, alpaca wool, natural dyes
  • Object Length/Width: 175 x 123 cm
    Object Length/Width: 68 7/8 x 48 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0152
Description

Wide cloth, woven from sheep's wool and alpaca wool, worn wrapped under the shoulders and belted. It has a wide dark yellow stripe through the middle, flanked by a burgundy, then a white stripe and a wide very dark purple stripe at each edge.