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Object Name: Cone of prepared cotton ready for spinning
Place of Origin: Central coast of Peru
Dimensions: 19 x 6 cm
Medium/Materials: Cotton fiber, string
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the May Company Department Stores.
Accession Number: X65.7619
Object Name: Balls and skeins of yarn ready for weaving
Place of Origin: Central Coast of Peru
Dimensions: Dimensions various
Medium/Materials Cotton, Camelid hair
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Harold W. McBride.
Accession Number: X65.7623N.
Object Name: Workbasket containing 85 spindles
Place of Origin: Chancay culture, Central Coast of Peru
Date/Era: Late Intermediate Period, 1150-1450 CE
Dimensions: 9 x 38 x 15 cm
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Harold W. McBride.
Accession Number: X64.548.1
The workbasket was used to hold the weaver’s tools, including yarns, needles, and small wooden combs. These baskets were used throughout the pre-Columbian weaver’s lifetime and were buried with her.
Source: Elena Phipps, The Peruvian Four-Selvaged Cloth. Ancient Threads / New Directions. Fowler Museum Textile Series, No. 12, Los Angeles, 2013