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Belt

Museum number:
16-20298
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Alternate number:
MVC-0353 (previous number (MVC number, Mossman-Vitale collection))
Accession number:
Acc.4734
Object count:
1
Description:
belt; 213 cm x 22 cm; warp- faced plain weave; deep red background with 5 varying width complimentary warp pattern red, white, and green bands; loom finished on one end; 11 cm fine loop-end braids gathered in two bundles with red yarn on other end; 90 cm x .5 cm complimentary warp woven tie with geometric figures and end tassel knotted to red yarn; small catch-overcast stitch along edge of cloth near braids; wide center stripe has red and green striped background with white geometric patterns; patterns include diamond with multiple rays and 6-segmented hexagon with bird in each segment; same patterns on 4 narrower stripes with birds and “x”’s; loom woven backstrap;
Donor:
Kathleen Vitale and Paul Vitale
Collection place:
Taquile Island, Peru
Verbatim coll. place:
South America; Peru; Lake Titicaca; Taquile Island
Collector:
Rachel Gould Mossman
Collection date:
1965
Materials:
Alpaca (wool) and Wool (textile)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
June 23, 2006
Department:
Cat. 16 - South America (except Uhle Collection)
Dimensions:
length 213 centimeters and width 22 centimeters
Comment:
Conservation: wax on side with white design; dark spot (ink?); several braids are torn; worn section with broken warps and wefts on end tie;
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