Source: Elena Phipps, The Peruvian Four-Selvaged Cloth. Ancient Threads / New Directions. Fowler Museum Textile Series, No. 12, Los Angeles, 2013
Three of the four selvages are preserved.
This long belt patterned with stripes and geometric designs is woven in the highland tradition of warp-faced weaving and may have been part of a women’s garment ensemble. Its long length would secure the anacu, or wrapped dress, worn by women following the Inca tradition. Special bells called chumpi (mother belt). This belt, five inches wide be almost eight feet long may have belonged to this special category.