X72.554 Head wrapping

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Head wrapping
Chancay culture, central coast of Peru
Late Intermediate/Late Horizon, circa 1200-1400 CE
Camelid hair; warp-faced and open plain weave
136 x 20 cm
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Leo Drimmer. X72.554

Description

Source: Elena Phipps, The Peruvian Four-Selvaged Cloth. Ancient Threads / New Directions. Fowler Museum Textile Series, No. 12, Los Angeles, 2013
This long band, which was used as a burial head wrapping, is an unusual four-selvaged cloth that combines two types of weaving: solidly warp-faced weaving and a very open plain weave.

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