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Bag

Museum number:
16-20253
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Alternate number:
MVC-0260 (previous number (MVC number, Mossman-Vitale collection))
Accession number:
Acc.4734
Object count:
1
Description:
Bag; 66 x 49 centimeters; woven; ; constructed of one piece of cloth folded over and sewn along one selvedge with blue thread and on long side (warp ends) with plied string using running stitch and blanket stitch respectively; blue; large central unpatterned area with symmetrical side pattern of warp stripes in shades of blue and 3 sections of warp ikat patterns in blue; occasional white thread ends on both sides at open end;
Donor:
Kathleen Vitale and Paul Vitale
Collection place:
Ecuador
Verbatim coll. place:
South America; Ecuador
Collector:
Rachel Gould Mossman
Collection date:
1965-1967
Materials:
Cotton (textile)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
June 23, 2006
Context of use:
“this type of bag is used to carry small animals e.g. lambs, piglets, to market” fide Kathleen Vitale.
Department:
Cat. 16 - South America (except Uhle Collection)
Dimensions:
width 66 centimeters and length 49 centimeters
Comment:
Conservation: curley white animal hairs in interior; some staining
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