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watana (narrow band)
  • Paulina Cusihuamán Quispe
    born 1992
  • watana (narrow band), 2009
  • Where object was made: Chinchero, Cuzco region, Peru
  • wool, natural dyes
  • Object Length/Width: 114.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 45 1/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0154

Long narrow woven band in blocks of red and white, each with a creature in the opposite color. Creatures include: snake, llama, person, bird, and cat. Braided fringes on one end are tied together at the free end. The other end is not fringed. Black border.